Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Classical MPR's Steve Staruch shares a story about how the opera 'Werther' affected a listener's dating life. It's a nice segue into Classical MPR's broadcast of the Met Opera's performance of Jules Massenet's 'Werther', Saturday at noon. (03/15/2014)
Matthew Mehaffey leads the Oratorio Society of Minnesota in a concert of works inspired by the Downton Abbey series. (03/13/2014)
In a performance given earlier this season, the Jasper String Quartet performs a quartet by Haydn -- it's Haydn at his most rambunctious! (03/13/2014)
Sally Johnson is a pastor and a writer. Her Welsh singing heritage and her embrace of Celtic spirituality are both a part her sweet-sounding playlist. (03/11/2014)
Flutist Jennifer Kennard performs a world premiere of a work written especially for her in a recent Thursday Musical performance from Bloomington, Minn. (03/06/2014)
Tim Sheie is an artist, a retired educator and has spent the last 12 years "in the back row," in the bass section of the National Lutheran Choir. His playlist is filled with choral gems inspired by his Norwegian heritage. (03/04/2014)
Another fine performance from last summer's Alexandria Festival of the Lakes. Feel the warmth! (02/27/2014)
Jim Earley is a business coach. He asks his clients good questions. Then he listens. While his experience of classical music isn't as large as he would like, his playlist is that of a good listener. (02/25/2014)
A summer music festival performance of a famed Mozart work will make Spring seem that much closer! It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/20/2014)
The Lorelei Ensemble from Boston is in residence this weekend at Macalester College in St Paul, Minn. Members of the group spoke with Steve Staruch. (02/14/2014)
The Plymouth Concert Band of Plymouth, Minn., is in this week's Regional Spotlight, with a piece that sounds like it could accompany a victory lap in the Winter Games. (02/13/2014)
Matt Haimovitz is helping the Minnesota Sinfonia celebrate its 25th anniversary season with a series of concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Haimovitz was also Steve Staruch's guest Thursday afternoon. Listen to the full interview. (02/06/2014)
The Minnesota Youth Symphonies' String Orchestra perform two South American Tangos. (02/06/2014)
Steve Staruch welcomes Alison Young into the studio on Friday Favorites, where she reflects on her recent mountain-climbing attempt in Argentina. (01/31/2014)
Imogen Cooper performs the Schubert Piano Sonata in A major from a Frederic Chopin Society recital given last October. (01/30/2014)