Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Ten years ago this May, the Dale Warland Singers gave their final performance. Today's Regional Spotlight is as much a celebration as it is a remembrance. (06/19/2014)
Frank Tenczar, a retired IT guy, loves to watch the deer go by at his lake place up north while listening to Mahler. (06/17/2014)
Young music students from throughout the region participated in the 2014 High School Honor Band this past April. Highlights from that concert are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (06/12/2014)
Software engineer by day and successful composer by night, Chris Gennaula tells stories with wit and a smile. (06/10/2014)
The Apollo Male Chorus knows how to swing! Joined by the George Maurer Group, the Apollo guys present "De-Lovely" this weekend. Steve Staruch welcomed both groups into the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio for a preview. (06/05/2014)
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)