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Steve Staruch

I recently returned to Minnesota from a road trip in upstate New York and in central Pennsylvania with my beloved. We love road trips, and that entire region in the spring is gorgeous: The Finger Lakes with their wineries and waterfalls, and the Allegheny Mountains with their wild, blooming rhododendrons and Revolutionary War history make for a slow-moving but awe-filled and satisfying vacation.

And now, we’re looking forward to road trips in Minnesota this summer. Each locale will come with its own soundtrack: Bach in Bemidji, Debussy in Duluth, Mendelssohn in Moorhead … welcome to summer! Let Classical MPR join you.

Steve Staruch, Classical MPR host, 3 – 7 pm


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