Steve Staruch Feature Archive

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, led by Clinton Smith, performs the Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 by Maurice Ravel in this week's Regional Spotlight. (06/05/2014)
As a kid in his native Mexico Alberto Fierro learned how to play LPs on the family hi-fi. So began a life-long love of classical music. Fierro is Steve Staruch's guest this week on Music with Minnesotans. (06/03/2014)
The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota concludes its season this coming weekend with a performance of Paul Schoenfield's "Sparks of Glory." Steve Staruch spoke with Shoenfield about the piece as it is about to receive its regional premiere. (05/30/2014)
Violinist Kip Jones is a member of the string quartet known as ETHEL. He joins Steve Staruch to talk about ETHEL's new project, DOCUMERICA, which receives its Minnesota premiere on Tuesday, June 3. Kip Jones talks about the piece and his role in its creation. (05/29/2014)
Mozart always gives each player a chance to shine, and shine they do! In this week's Regional Spotlight, a performance of the Mozart Flute Quartet No. 1 by members of Accordo from a December 2013 concert. Welcome, summer! (05/29/2014)
Colleen Meier is the co-founder of Twin Cities Fringe Opera. As the company prepares for its first production, Meier spoke with Steve Staruch. (05/28/2014)
Josh McCaffrey is a story-teller and even did a stint in Hollywood as a writer for the soaps. These days his career has him a bit closer to home. McCaffrey is Steve Staruch's guest on Music with Minnesotans is this week. (05/27/2014)
Consortium Carissimi performs a cantata marking the 350th anniversary of the death of composer Bonifazio Graziani. This performance was recorded at St. Mary's Chapel in St. Paul. (05/22/2014)
It was love at first downbeat for Sherilyn and Andrew Burgdorf. And even now, in the midst of his family practice and her music teaching, they make time for music making. Their playlist is sweet. (05/20/2014)
This is the second installment from a concert featuring teenage performers from the Bethlehem Music Series. (05/15/2014)
Dan Hulitt made the switch from academia to wholesale foods. He's a national buyer for SuperValu. While his playlist is Beethoven-centric, it also contains an equal portion of family pride. Hulitt's two sons are musicians. (05/13/2014)
Highlights from a recent Bethlehem Music Series performance are in this week's Regional Spotlight. Listen to hear two performances by a pair of talented teens. (05/08/2014)
Director of the St Olaf Choir, Anton Armstrong, conducts Magnum Chorum this weekend. Tradition and beauty go hand-in-hand with a program titled 'Amazing Grace'. Armstrong speaks with Steve Staruch. (05/07/2014)
The members of Tantalus Guitar Quartet come from all over the country, but tonight (Monday, May 5), they all converge in Minneapolis for a free concert and CD-release party. Steve Staruch welcomes them into the studio at Classical MPR for a chat and performance. (05/05/2014)
This week's Regional Spotlight features another virtuoso performance from Inon Barnatan's Frederic Chopin Society recital from March 16. (05/01/2014)