Steve Staruch Feature Archive

"Broken Piece" by Zachery Meier is a new work for flute choir. It was recently premiered at a flute convention at University of Minnesota-Duluth. The UMD Flute Choir's performance of the work is featured in this week's Regional Spotlight. (03/12/2015)
Patricia Connors is the director of choral activities at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Her playlist is a combination of the new, the classic and the surprising. Patricia is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (03/10/2015)
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, Minn., will perform the Bach B-Minor Mass this weekend. Artistic Director Rick Kvam spoke with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch about the piece and about the towering genius of Bach. (03/10/2015)
Exultate sings the Kyrie from the Josef Rheinberger Mass in C. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (03/05/2015)
Carl Lundstrom is a specialist in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. A cancer survivor, Carl has a special place on his playlist for choral music. Carl is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (03/03/2015)
A Bach gem from Cantata No. 82 performed by the Bach Society of Minnesota from a concert at Sundin Music Hall in January is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/26/2015)
Mike Perkins has nine requiems on his iPod and sings in four choral groups. He is a self-described choral nerd. Mike is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (02/24/2015)
Concordia College professors Kate Hamilton and Cecilia Chou perform Max Bruch's Romance for Viola and Piano with passion and skill. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/19/2015)
Sabrina Hymel studies urban bugs. She describes herself as a boomerang Minnesotan. Sabrina is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (02/17/2015)
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)
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)