Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Simple and unadorned, David Maslanka's <i>Quintet for Wind No. 3</i> is a mirror of the natural world. (09/05/2013)
Happy Labor Day weekend! On this week's Regional Spotlight, the versatility of the concert band is on full display with performances by not one, but two local ensembles. (08/29/2013)
Members of Brooklyn Rider perform live in the studio and chat about their new recording, "A Walking Fire." (08/22/2013)
Dark clouds hang over the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, which was composed to honor the memory of pianist Nikolai Rubinstein. In this week's Regional Spotlight, a performance of this piece that presents dark clouds with a most inspired silver lining. (08/22/2013)
On this week's Regional Spotlight, a sunny summer performance that is all smiles! (08/15/2013)
This week's Regional Spotlight highlights a wonderful performance from a past season of the Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival. (08/08/2013)
In this week's Regional Spotlight, Anthony Ross's cello sound is so powerful it's palpable. (08/01/2013)
This week on Regional Spotlighy, the Artaria String Quartet performs Haydn's "The Horseman" from Stringwood Summer Chamber Music Festival along the banks of the Root River in Lanesboro, Minnesota. (07/25/2013)
The Super Bowl is to commercials what the Minnesota Centennial Showboat show is to "olios." Members of the cast of the Minnesota Showboat and director Vern Sutton present works our great-grandparents would have enjoyed. (07/19/2013)
Saint Cloud boasts many things: a university, two wineries, superb fishing and, of course, the Great River Chorale! The Great River Chorale is featured in this week's Regional Spotlight, airing Thursday, July 18 in the 3 p.m. hour. (07/18/2013)
The Arianna String Quartet's intense performance of the Mendelssohn String Quartet in f minor from Madeline Island is this week's Regional Spotlight, airing Thursday, July 12 in the 3 p.m. hour. (07/11/2013)
To conclude the 31st season of the Bethlehem Music Series, Monroe Crossing and the Bethlehem Senior Choir perform Carol Barnett's <em>The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass</em>with great passion and bluegrass grit. It's a wonderful way to mark the July 4th afternoon. (07/04/2013)
The community of Northfield is in good artistic hands with both St. Olaf College and Carlton College in town. In addition Northfield boasts the I Cantanti Community Choirs, fine community choirs which celebrated their 25th anniversary with a concert this past April. (06/27/2013)
In today's Regional Spotlight, Osmo Vanska occupies a different role -- that of a clarinetist -- is joined by pianist Susan Billmeyer and violist Thomas Turner in a performance of a piece that's perfect for summer. (06/13/2013)
There's hot, bold-sounding virtuosity, and there's languid, glowing virtuosity. Both were on display at a Frederic Chopin Society recital this past May when the Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung piano duo took to the stage at the Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College. (06/06/2013)