Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch

Host, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
sstaruch@mpr.org

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

Teresa Root
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. (08/26/2014)
Aaron Fagerstrom, age 17, in Honors Recital
Two teenage pianists were featured at the Young Artist World Piano Festival last summer. Their "beyond their years" performances are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/21/2014)
Joe and Mary Keyes
Joe and Mary Keyes are owners of the Howard Street Booksellers in Hibbing, Minn. They love books, theater and Hibbing history. (08/19/2014)
There's champagne for the ear in this week's Regional Spotlight. Accordo performs a jaunty trio for strings by Jean Francaix. (08/14/2014)
Stanley Woolner is both a medical doctor and a creative artist. He balances both of his vocations with the greatest ease. (08/12/2014)
The choir from Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., just got back from a tour of Ireland. Highlights from that choir tour are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/07/2014)
Classical MPR's Mike Pengra joins Steve Staruch in the studio to talk a bit more about the artists who are performing at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and to play some samples of their music. (08/06/2014)
Katie Sisneros is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about old English ballads. She'll make you passionate about them, too. (08/05/2014)
Meet the arts entrepreneurs who almost by accident founded the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minn. Scott Lykins and Taylor Ward talk to Classical MPR's Steve Staruch. (07/31/2014)
From the White Pine Music Festival in 2008, the Miro Quartet fan the flames of the f-minor string quartet by Felix Mendelssohn. (07/31/2014)
Writer Charlotte Sullivan is Steve Staruch's guest. Her playlist is eclectic and spirited and joyfully stretches the boundaries of classical music. (07/29/2014)
Adriana Zabala's joyful workload is on delicious display in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. She visits with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch between songs. (07/29/2014)
The Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano from a Schubert Club Music in the Park series concert given last year is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (07/24/2014)
Kate An Hunter is a big-hearted veterinarian. Her playlist is full of large orchestral works. Music as large as many of the animals she treats. (07/22/2014)
From a Frederic Chopin Society recital Imogen Cooper performs two Schubert Improptus. (07/17/2014)