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

Minnesota Sinfonia
The Minnesota Sinfonia, led by Jay Fishman, performs the Rossini Cinderella Overture. It's in this week's Regional Spotlight. (11/20/2014)
Kate Cimino
Kate Cimino works at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs; she's also an amateur bassoonist and her bassoon-centric playlist will delight you. (11/18/2014)
Artistic Director and Conductor Matthew Mehaffey
This Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents Mendelssohn's "St. Paul." (11/13/2014)
A Symphony by CPE Bach, performed by the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (11/13/2014)
Young sound designer Inna Skogerboe is this week's guest. She promises to include a few sound-design components in the show. (11/11/2014)
Performing on the shores of Lake Superior, it only seems natural that the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra would include the "Four Sea Interludes" from the Benjamin Britten opera, Peter Grimes, in a recent concert. (11/06/2014)
Oliver Stech conducts the Vienna Boys Choir in a performance at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis on Thursday Nov. 6. Stech sat down for a chat with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch ahead of the evening's performance. (11/06/2014)
Rick Steffes is a maintenance supervisor at the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant. He comes to his job by way of the US Navy where he served as a submariner for 22 years. (11/04/2014)
Video game music from one of the Twin Cities' newest and most exciting bands, Nerd Enhanced Sound is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (10/30/2014)
Mischa Santora, former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, is the artistic director of a new ensemble in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Music Company opens its new season this week. (10/29/2014)
The founder of the Center of the American Experiment, Mitch Pearlstein, shares an eclectic playlist ranging from musicals to Messiah. (10/28/2014)
While on vacation, Steve Staruch and his wife made plans to visit Walden Pond. They ended up experiencing something far beyond what they imagined. (10/28/2014)
Sensuous and deep, pianist Lukas Vondracek's Frederic Chopin Society recital from earlier this month will stop you in your tracks. (10/23/2014)
This week, we present a special episode of Music with Minnesotans. Composer Dominick Argento, with poet Pat Solstad and music director Dale Warland, join Steve Staruch to chat about Argento's newest work, Seasons, which was premiered at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival this past summer. (10/21/2014)
The Artaria Quartet performs a classical gem that is off the beaten path. (10/16/2014)