Steve Staruch Feature Archive

The applause (complete with hoots and whistles) says it all. Composer Ted Unseth's <i>Concertino in 3 Movements</i> is a winning piece. (10/24/2013)
Maddie Wild Crea is a writer of stories and a volunteer at Arc Value Village and St Anthony Park Nursing Home. Her joy in helping others is reflected in a playlist that is Beethoven-centered. (10/22/2013)
In his String Quartet No. 7, Shostakovich paints a portrait of his marriage that is truthful and deeply emotional. Today's Regional Spotlight features The Pacifica Quartet performing this autobiographical work in a performance taken from recent a Schubert Club/Music in the Park concert. (10/17/2013)
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. (10/15/2013)
As the wind starts to blow a bit colder this October, Regional Spotlight features a performance with some spice! (10/10/2013)
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. (10/08/2013)
The Diotima Quartet performed one of the most autumnal-sounding works by Brahms earlier this year as guest artists with the Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud, Minn. (10/03/2013)
The Norwegian choir, Uranienborg Vokalensemble, joins Steve Staruch for music in the Maud Moon Weherhaeuser Music Studio. (10/01/2013)
This week's Regional Spotlight is a work that inspires us to ponder the legacy of JS Bach. It's performed by the Minnesota Bach Ensemble in a recording from Sundin Music Hall. (09/26/2013)
The Artaria String Quartet's peppery peformance of Erwin Schulhoff's <i>String Quartet No. 1</i> is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (09/19/2013)
Cast members from the Minnesota Concert Opera "Mini Ring" sing in the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Music Studio. (09/12/2013)
In this week's Regional Spotlight, we have a performance that's perfect for fall from the Music on the Hill series in Mankato, Minn. (09/12/2013)
Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski and pianist Mark Bilyeu were the only Americans at the International Art Song Festival in Tours, France. (09/11/2013)
Simple and unadorned, David Maslanka's <i>Quintet for Wind No. 3</i> is a mirror of the natural world. (09/05/2013)
Happy Labor Day weekend! On this week's Regional Spotlight, the versatility of the concert band is on full display with performances by not one, but two local ensembles. (08/29/2013)