Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Dark clouds hang over the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, which was composed to honor the memory of pianist Nikolai Rubinstein. In this week's Regional Spotlight, a performance of this piece that presents dark clouds with a most inspired silver lining. (08/22/2013)
On this week's Regional Spotlight, a sunny summer performance that is all smiles! (08/15/2013)
This week's Regional Spotlight highlights a wonderful performance from a past season of the Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival. (08/08/2013)
In this week's Regional Spotlight, Anthony Ross's cello sound is so powerful it's palpable. (08/01/2013)
This week on Regional Spotlighy, the Artaria String Quartet performs Haydn's "The Horseman" from Stringwood Summer Chamber Music Festival along the banks of the Root River in Lanesboro, Minnesota. (07/25/2013)
The Super Bowl is to commercials what the Minnesota Centennial Showboat show is to "olios." Members of the cast of the Minnesota Showboat and director Vern Sutton present works our great-grandparents would have enjoyed. (07/19/2013)
Saint Cloud boasts many things: a university, two wineries, superb fishing and, of course, the Great River Chorale! The Great River Chorale is featured in this week's Regional Spotlight, airing Thursday, July 18 in the 3 p.m. hour. (07/18/2013)
The Arianna String Quartet's intense performance of the Mendelssohn String Quartet in f minor from Madeline Island is this week's Regional Spotlight, airing Thursday, July 12 in the 3 p.m. hour. (07/11/2013)
To conclude the 31st season of the Bethlehem Music Series, Monroe Crossing and the Bethlehem Senior Choir perform Carol Barnett's <em>The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass</em>with great passion and bluegrass grit. It's a wonderful way to mark the July 4th afternoon. (07/04/2013)
The community of Northfield is in good artistic hands with both St. Olaf College and Carlton College in town. In addition Northfield boasts the I Cantanti Community Choirs, fine community choirs which celebrated their 25th anniversary with a concert this past April. (06/27/2013)
In today's Regional Spotlight, Osmo Vanska occupies a different role -- that of a clarinetist -- is joined by pianist Susan Billmeyer and violist Thomas Turner in a performance of a piece that's perfect for summer. (06/13/2013)
There's hot, bold-sounding virtuosity, and there's languid, glowing virtuosity. Both were on display at a Frederic Chopin Society recital this past May when the Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung piano duo took to the stage at the Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College. (06/06/2013)
It is a year for big anniversaries including the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi. A "Viva, Verdi!" concert with CORO! and Sonomento at MacPhail and in Eden Prairie this coming weekend are a part of the festivities. (06/04/2013)
John Orfe's new work, "Infinite Expectations of the Dawn" is a recent commission from the Choral Arts Ensemble (CAE) in Rochester Minnesota. Music Director Rick Kvam leads the CAE in this new piece with a few choral classics the from a May 5, 2013 concert. (05/30/2013)
To celebrate the opening of the School of Music at North Dakota State University a new piece was commissioned from Minnesota composer Jocelyn Hagen. The world premiere of <em>Swimming Into Winter</em> took place at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St Paul this past March. (05/23/2013)