Steve Staruch Feature Archive

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)
The founder of the Center of the American Experiment, Mitch Pearlstein, shares an eclectic playlist ranging from musicals to Messiah. (10/28/2014)
While on vacation, Steve Staruch and his wife made plans to visit Walden Pond. They ended up experiencing something far beyond what they imagined. (10/28/2014)
Sensuous and deep, pianist Lukas Vondracek's Frederic Chopin Society recital from earlier this month will stop you in your tracks. (10/23/2014)
The Artaria Quartet performs a classical gem that is off the beaten path. (10/16/2014)
With Osmo Vanska scheduled to play the clarinet during the Strauss festival with the Minnesota Orchestra, today's Regional Spotlight features the maestro (playing clarinet) with colleagues in a Mozart classic. (10/09/2014)
Vox Nova Chorale is one of the newest vocal ensembles in the Twin Cities. This group is going places! (10/02/2014)
The Bakken Trio is joined by clarinetist, David Krakauer, for a Prokofiev classic performed last October at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis. (09/25/2014)
Classical MPR's Steve Staruch had the best seat in the house as the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra opened its season on Saturday, Sept. 20. Steve describes his experience of the concert, which received three standing ovations from the audience. (09/23/2014)
Dirk Meyer is the music director of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. He begins his second season with a concert this Saturday night at the DECC in Duluth. Meyer spoke with Steve Staruch about his big goals for the DSSO. (09/18/2014)
Today's Regional Spotlight is a performance from this past February's Schubert Club International Artist Series. Kremerata Baltica performs at the top of its game. (09/18/2014)
There is music that soothes in the here-and-now, and there is music that pushes us forward. This afternoon's Regional Spotlight is a musical remembrance for September 11th. (09/11/2014)