Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: William Roos
    William Roos is an income tax resource specialist and says he's jealous of our work at Classical MPR because Congress does not constantly change the rules about music.May 30, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: David Benson
    David Benson is the Executive Director of Dulth's Damiano Center, a birder, a published writer and an Eastern Orthodox Christian. He's brought in an exquisite playlist.May 23, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: John Pastor
    University of Minnesota Biology professor John Pastor's name in Hungarian is Janos Pasztor and he brings a creative mix of Hungarian music and musicians.May 16, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bonnie Marshall
    Bonnie Marshall is the VP of Development for the American Composers Forum. Her sumptuous playlist is music by living, breathing composers who are successfully making music today.May 9, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Patricia Mitchell
    CEO of the Ordway Patricia Mitchell brings a luscious list of songs and arias and gave me the job of cutting down her desert island list to a manageable size!May 2, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Richard Wintersteen
    Retired Social Worker Richard Wintersteen served all over the world, and always had his trombone with him to play in community groups. Richard has great stories and a trombone-laden playlist!April 25, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Daniel Andersen
    When Hypnotist Daniel Andersen was a teenager, a friend invited him to her house deep in the woods. When he arrived, he was welcomed by a piece being hammered away on the piano that just stopped him in his tracks. Ever since, he's been a classical music addict.April 18, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: William Foot
    William Foot has an ideal name for his job: he works at Red Wing Shoes! Bill is a part-time singer and shares some unusual and beautiful choral music.April 11, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: John Osborn
    John Osborne works at the Mayo Clinic by day and plays cello at night, sometimes hiding out from the janitors and security on segues to play with friends at the pianos throughout Mayo lobbies!March 28, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Allen Hamilton
    Screen and stage actor Allen Hamilton says he has no musical talent whatsoever. Where his talent lies is in his passion and enthusiasm for music and wanting to grab his friends and say "Sit down. You gotta hear this!"March 21, 2012


Music with Minnesotans is a weekly series that airs Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in which Steve Staruch brings in notable Minnesotans to talk about the classical music that moves them.

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