Steve Staruch Feature Archive

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)
Dan Hulitt made the switch from academia to wholesale foods. He's a national buyer for SuperValu. While his playlist is Beethoven-centric, it also contains an equal portion of family pride. Hulitt's two sons are musicians. (05/13/2014)
Highlights from a recent Bethlehem Music Series performance are in this week's Regional Spotlight. Listen to hear two performances by a pair of talented teens. (05/08/2014)
Director of the St Olaf Choir, Anton Armstrong, conducts Magnum Chorum this weekend. Tradition and beauty go hand-in-hand with a program titled 'Amazing Grace'. Armstrong speaks with Steve Staruch. (05/07/2014)
The members of Tantalus Guitar Quartet come from all over the country, but tonight (Monday, May 5), they all converge in Minneapolis for a free concert and CD-release party. Steve Staruch welcomes them into the studio at Classical MPR for a chat and performance. (05/05/2014)
This week's Regional Spotlight features another virtuoso performance from Inon Barnatan's Frederic Chopin Society recital from March 16. (05/01/2014)
Laura Vosika is a writer, amateur historian and musician. Her set of historical novels, Blue Bells of Scotland, gives her the opportunity to explore all her passions. (04/29/2014)
The piano sounds like an entire orchestra in the hands of Inon Barnatan. His performance of the solo piano version of Maurice Ravel's La Valse from a Frederic Chopin Society recital last month tears up the dance floor! (04/24/2014)
With patience and dedication, John Waddle makes violins, violas and cellos of distinction and beauty. (04/22/2014)
The Widor Toccata like you've never heard it before in a performance with the National Lutheran Choir. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (04/17/2014)
Janet Tollund is the co-owner of Accolades International Tours for the Arts. She's been all over the world. She delights in helping people plan the trip of a lifetime. (04/15/2014)
Samuel Rhodes recently retired as the violist with the Juilliard String Quartet after 44 years in that position. Rhodes calls the sound of the viola, "inward, deep and beautiful." He spoke with Steve Staruch about his career. (04/10/2014)
The Rose Ensemble presents several works honoring the personality and legacy of St Francis of Assisi. (04/10/2014)