Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Jenn Deyo's six-year-old son, Abe, is on the autism spectrum. Classical music helps the entire family be more integrated. On this week's Music with Minnesotans, Jenn shares a playlist that's enjoyed by her whole family. (02/10/2015)
Jay Fishman conducts the world premiere of Concierto Pequeno by Minnesota composer Justin Henry Rubin. The performance is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/05/2015)
Michael Robins is the founder of the Illusion Theater. Robins is an artist and a businessman. His stories and his playlist take center stage in this week's Music with Minnesotans. (02/03/2015)
The String Orchestra of Minnesota Youth Symphonies (entry-level orchestra, grades 4 to 8) play Vivaldi with as much passion as 10- to 14-year-olds can. (01/29/2015)
Penelope Freeh is a dancer and choreographer, a writer and a teacher. Her playlist is both rhythmic and colorful. Penelope is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (01/27/2015)
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester sing Shakespeare lyrics in old and new arrangements. Rick Kvam directs his singers in this week's Regional Spotlight. (01/22/2015)
Ben and Maria Hanson share stories and a sax-centric playlist on Music with Minnesotans. (01/20/2015)
From a recent concert, the instrumental all-stars from the Bach Society of Minnesota perform the Bach Trio Sonata in G for Flute Violin and Continuo. (01/15/2015)
John Davenport is an academic with a passion for rare books and for history (he once kissed a building on the Jefferson quadrangle at the University of Virginia). History comes alive when he speaks. (01/13/2015)
A breezy-sounding trio by French composer Darius Milhaud get a jaunty performance from Trio Melange, the new faculty group from the NDSU School of Music. (01/08/2015)
Wally Benbenek is a computer guy by day, a Gilbert and Sullivan star by night. His life is like a patter song. Wally is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (01/06/2015)
Katie McCurry is an Account Representative for Fireman's Fund. No account sheet could ever contain her enthusiasm for classical music! (12/30/2014)
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)
This week's Regional Spotlight features concert performances from around Minnesota over these past few weeks. Noel! (12/18/2014)
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)