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

Dan Wascoe
Retired Star Tribune columnist Dan Wascoe is also a pianist and composer. He a man full of surprises. He shares his story and playlist on today's Music with Minnesotans. (12/23/2014)
Christmas ornaments
This week's Regional Spotlight features concert performances from around Minnesota over these past few weeks. Noel! (12/18/2014)
Robert Ball
Robert Ball has worked in Emergency Medical Services for more than 30 years. His eclectic playlist includes works by Bach AND Sousa. Ball is Steve Staruch's guest on Music with Minnesotans this week. (12/16/2014)
In this week's Regional Spotlight, we continue our holiday selections with two very recent performances from the 2014 Augsburg Advent Vespers in Minneapolis. (12/11/2014)
Dan Yoon is a medical doctor and a singer-songwriter. His playlist is filled with the music that has informed his life. Dr. Yoon is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (12/09/2014)
The season is bright with some home-grown holiday music. Three local ensemble sing their hearts out with new arrangements and works for the season. Hear them on this week's Regional Spotlight. (12/04/2014)
George Kellerman and Jenna Seal are kindred spirits. They both have followed their own hearts in pursuing careers that are a bit off the beaten path. Their playlist is a reflection of that; you can hear it on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (12/02/2014)
Pavel Kolesnikov's performance of the C-minor Fantasy for piano by Mozart is an extra treat for this Thanksgiving Day afternoon. (11/27/2014)
William Craft is the President of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He's sung in choirs all his life and brings an English professor's love of words to an all-choral playlist. (11/25/2014)
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 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)
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)