Articles by Steve Staruch

Regional Spotlight: Shai Wosner plays Schubert Article

Shai Wosner performs the finale of Schubert's Piano Sonata in G. The music is spacious and songlike. And while there are a few dark clouds in the piece, the overall feeling is one of spring sunshine.


Regional Spotlight: Ameriikan Poijat Article

In this week's Regional Spotlight, the Minnesota-based brass band Ameriikan Poijat (Boys of America) performs a piece from its new CD, 'Juhlat, Festivals.'


Regional Spotlight: Minneapolis Guitar Quartet Article

Leo Brouwer's 'Ballade of the Forest and the Bird' receives its radio premiere when the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and flutist Linda Chatterton join Steve Staruch to talk about and perform the newly commissioned work.


Regional Spotlight: Augsburg Choir Article

Kristina Boerger is the new director of the Augsburg Choir. In this week's Regional Spotlight is a performance of "O Magnum Mysterium," by contemporary Dutch composer Huub de Lange.


Regional Spotlight: In Paradisum Article

The Land of 10 Thousand Choirs segment of this month's Voices of Spring feature continues with a performance of the "In Paradisum" from the Requiem by contemporary British composer Karl Jenkins.


Regional Spotlight: Choral Arts Ensemble Article

The Choral Arts Ensemble in Rochester is directed by Rick Kvam. From a recent program titled "Heartland," it performs Eric Whitacre's haunting and mysterious "Water Night."


Regional Spotlight: The Treble Singers Article

The Treble Singers, directed by Philip Brown, were recently invited to sing at the American Choral Directors of America convention in Kansas City. They perform Minnesota composer Jocelyn Hagen's "Starting Now."


Music with Minnesotans: The Monsens Article

At the Monsen house, you'll find a piano, a violin, a viola, trumpets, a french horn, a cello, a ukulele and a 2-year-old who likes to conduct. Beth and Noah Monsen didn't plan on having a musical family. It just turned out that way. The Monsens and their four kids are Steve Staruch's guests on Music with Minnesotans.