Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Steve Staruch interviews Kelly Carter, the executive director of El Sistema Minnesota. This new youth orchestral program is modeled after El Sistema in Venezuela, the birthplace of this movement. (01/29/2014)
Joe Landsberger is a world traveler (40 countries and counting), but he always returns to west St Paul. His classical playlist is filled with both the exotic and the "tried and true." (01/28/2014)
Minnesota Orchestra bassoonist Norbert Nielubowski joined Steve Staruch to talk about Sunday's "Schubertiade" with the Musical Offering. (01/23/2014)
Imogen Cooper performs the Schubert Piano Sonata in c minor from a Frederic Chopin Society recital. (01/23/2014)
Stanley Woolner is both a medical doctor and a creative artist. He balances both of his vocations with the greatest ease. (01/21/2014)
The Choral Arts Ensemble from Rochester, Minn., perform works by Minnesota composers. (01/16/2014)
Kevin Ramach is the President and the General Director of the Minnesota Opera. His theatrical playlist is filled with high operatic drama. (01/14/2014)
As the South Dakota Chorale prepares for its first-ever performance in the Twin Cities, the ensemble's artistry is on display in this week's Regional Spotlight. (01/09/2014)
Musicologist,choral director and volunteer archivist, David Docter lives music! David and his wife, Rita, are the proud parents of three adult children, all of whom have successful careers in the arts. His playlist is a family affair. (01/07/2014)
A performance from this past August at the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minn., is like a warm summer wind -- a welcome respite from this cold January day. (01/02/2014)
Anna Sattler could have had a job in Florida, but she chose Minnesota instead. A school guidance counselor, Sattler likes Minnesota and loves Classical MPR. Sattler is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (12/31/2013)
Another smorgasbord of holiday performances from near and far in this week's Regional Spotlight. (12/26/2013)
Kings don't always wear crowns. And just how are you going to keep the kids out of the frozen Christmas cookies? This week's Music with Minnesotans features two unconventional stories with music to match. (12/19/2013)
Sweet and savory home-grown sounds for the holiday continue in the Regional Spotlight. (12/12/2013)
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. (12/10/2013)