Steve Staruch Feature Archive

A tour-de-force for any ensemble, this week's Regional Spotlight performance of the Janacek <em>Sinfonietta</em> by the St. Olaf Band is filled with colorful fanfares and rhythmic drive. (05/02/2013)
With concerts this weekend, the Saint Paul Vocal Forum, led by Karin Barrett, stopped by the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio to chat with Steve Staruch and perform with their beautifully infectious spirit. (04/26/2013)
In a show of what one night of choral singing in St Paul looks like this week's Regional Spotlight features two fine groups that make music with stylishness and joy. (04/25/2013)
Choral Month continues with this week's Regional Spotlight, which features the St. Olaf Choir as they premiere a new choral work by Minnesota composer Abbie Betinis. (04/18/2013)
As Classical MPR continues with Choral Month here are a few more recent performances in which to revel. A VocalEssence and University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble concert, and Age to Age are in the Regional Spotlight. (04/11/2013)
Three choral ensembles share the regional spotlight this week as Classical MPR begins Choral Month. (04/04/2013)
Almost all of Minnesota's wonderful choirs were in the spotlight last November when the Minnesota chapter of the ACDA held its 50th anniversary concerts. Three performances from that weekend are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (03/28/2013)
Have you ever heard a piece and thought to yourself, "It sounds as though it's always existed." You might get that impression when Adriana Zabala and Gregg Kallor perform a song recital of works composed in collaboration. (03/28/2013)
It's something of a spiritual credo in the eastern Orthodox tradition,"Where there is beauty let us enjoy it!" Marking this season of re-birth, Dale Warland revisits several of the recordings and concert performances made with his Dale Warland Singers. An invitation to quiet contemplation and to the nourishment of the spirit, Classical MPR's Steve Staruch hosts this one hour special program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. (03/27/2013)
There was only sweet sounding music when David Finckel and Wu Han performed the Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 this past January in a Schubert Club/Music in the Park Series concert. (03/21/2013)
Tune-in at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th for a special treat. Sixteen men and three dozen boys are the Saint Thomas Choir from Saint Thomas Church in New York City, led by John Scot. (03/16/2013)
Violin superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter performs with pianist Lambert Orkis Monday March 11 at the Ordway as part of the Schubert Club International Artist Series. She spoke with Steve Staruch. (03/08/2013)
The Ancia Saxophone Quartet had a chance to shine in a concert performance of the Philip Glass Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra. (02/28/2013)
The quality of student performers in the region is amazing! The 3rd place winner of the 32nd annual Young Artist Solo Competition, saxophonist and high school student Maneesh Apte plays the Alexander Glazunov Saxophone Concerto. (02/21/2013)
Haydn's Concerto in D is the perfect vehicle for Dmitry Kouzov's virtuosity and sensitivity to the work's melodic playfulness. His performance from 2011 with the Minnesota Sinfonia led by Jay Fishman is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/07/2013)