Steve Staruch Feature Archive

This week's Regional Spotlight features concert performances from around Minnesota over these past few weeks. Noel! (12/18/2014)
Robert Ball has worked in Emergency Medical Services for more than 30 years. His eclectic playlist includes works by Bach AND Sousa. Ball is Steve Staruch's guest on Music with Minnesotans this week. (12/16/2014)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Mischa Santora, former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, is the artistic director of a new ensemble in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Music Company opens its new season this week. (10/29/2014)