Steve Staruch

Host, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio

Steve Staruch can be heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio from 3:00-7:00 pm on weekdays (M-F), including hosting Thursday's Regional Spotlight and Friday Favorites. Steve presented a variety of radio programs on WCAL (Northfield MN) where he created the immensely popular call-in program, and WXXI (Rochester NY) prior to joining the staff of MPR in 2004. Steve also enjoys work as a freelance tenor and a violist. Steve and his wife, Naomi, enjoy traveling, gardening and hosting dinner parties.

Steve Staruch Feature Archive

National Lutheran Choir
The Widor Toccata like you've never heard it before in a performance with the National Lutheran Choir. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (04/17/2014)
janet tollund music with minnesotans
Janet Tollund is the co-owner of Accolades International Tours for the Arts. She's been all over the world. She delights in helping people plan the trip of a lifetime. (04/15/2014)
samuel rhodes violist juilliard
Samuel Rhodes recently retired as the violist with the Juilliard String Quartet after 44 years in that position. Rhodes calls the sound of the viola, "inward, deep and beautiful." He spoke with Steve Staruch about his career. (04/10/2014)
The Rose Ensemble presents several works honoring the personality and legacy of St Francis of Assisi. (04/10/2014)
Professional baker and professional choral singer Bruce Broquist is Steve Staruch's guest. His rich desserts are as much in demand as his rich baritone voice. (04/08/2014)
The Dream Songs Project performs several works from a concert in St. Paul, Minn., this past January. (04/03/2014)
Trumpet sensation Tine Thing Helseth joined Steve Staruch in studio today. She performs tonight in Minneapolis. (04/01/2014)
Ambitious, talented and smart, Emily Green is just 17 years old but already has her eye on bigger classical music goals. (04/01/2014)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs the ferocious Bartok Piano Sonata (Sz. 80) from a Frederic Chopin Society recital given February 16, 2014. (03/27/2014)
Joe and Mary Keyes are owners of the Howard Street Booksellers in Hibbing, Minn. They love books, theater and Hibbing history. (03/25/2014)
A performance of the Anton Arensky Piano Trio in D minor from a performance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (03/20/2014)
Teresa Root is a naturalist and a teacher. Her playlist is inspired by the natural world. Steve Staruch welcomes Teresa Root into the studio for Music with Minnesotans. (03/18/2014)
Classical MPR's Steve Staruch shares a story about how the opera 'Werther' affected a listener's dating life. It's a nice segue into Classical MPR's broadcast of the Met Opera's performance of Jules Massenet's 'Werther', Saturday at noon. (03/15/2014)
Matthew Mehaffey leads the Oratorio Society of Minnesota in a concert of works inspired by the Downton Abbey series. (03/13/2014)
In a performance given earlier this season, the Jasper String Quartet performs a quartet by Haydn -- it's Haydn at his most rambunctious! (03/13/2014)