Steve Staruch Feature Archive

In this week's Regional Spotlight, we continue our holiday selections with two very recent performances from the 2014 Augsburg Advent Vespers in Minneapolis. (12/11/2014)
Dan Yoon is a medical doctor and a singer-songwriter. His playlist is filled with the music that has informed his life. Dr. Yoon is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (12/09/2014)
The season is bright with some home-grown holiday music. Three local ensemble sing their hearts out with new arrangements and works for the season. Hear them on this week's Regional Spotlight. (12/04/2014)
George Kellerman and Jenna Seal are kindred spirits. They both have followed their own hearts in pursuing careers that are a bit off the beaten path. Their playlist is a reflection of that; you can hear it on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (12/02/2014)
Pavel Kolesnikov's performance of the C-minor Fantasy for piano by Mozart is an extra treat for this Thanksgiving Day afternoon. (11/27/2014)
William Craft is the President of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He's sung in choirs all his life and brings an English professor's love of words to an all-choral playlist. (11/25/2014)
The Minnesota Sinfonia, led by Jay Fishman, performs the Rossini Cinderella Overture. It's in this week's Regional Spotlight. (11/20/2014)
Kate Cimino works at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs; she's also an amateur bassoonist and her bassoon-centric playlist will delight you. (11/18/2014)
This Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents Mendelssohn's "St. Paul." (11/13/2014)
A Symphony by CPE Bach, performed by the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (11/13/2014)
Young sound designer Inna Skogerboe is this week's guest. She promises to include a few sound-design components in the show. (11/11/2014)
Performing on the shores of Lake Superior, it only seems natural that the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra would include the "Four Sea Interludes" from the Benjamin Britten opera, Peter Grimes, in a recent concert. (11/06/2014)
Oliver Stech conducts the Vienna Boys Choir in a performance at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis on Thursday Nov. 6. Stech sat down for a chat with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch ahead of the evening's performance. (11/06/2014)
Rick Steffes is a maintenance supervisor at the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant. He comes to his job by way of the US Navy where he served as a submariner for 22 years. (11/04/2014)
Video game music from one of the Twin Cities' newest and most exciting bands, Nerd Enhanced Sound is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (10/30/2014)