Tango with Cally

(Rochester, NY) – Hosted by St. Louis Symphony musician Cally Banham, this new series shares tango recordings from the late 1920s to today, along with Tango recordings with stories about the history and culture of Tango music and dance. Tango with Cally airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., beginning January 5, 2022 on WXXI Classical.

Cally Banham has been a proud member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestera since 2006, when she was appointed to the Solo English horn position by then-Music Director David Robertson. Previously she was Solo English horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, and Principal Oboe with the Memphis Symphony. Cally has performed as a guest in the principal English horn chairs of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra.

Episodes in January include:

1/5 Crossing Over Tango meets classical and jazz

1/12 Salon Tango and Walking It takes two to tango, but first, you must walk alone.

1/19 Eva Peron and Magaldi What was the connection between Argentina’s famous first lady and tango singer Augustin Magaldi?

1/26 Finding Tango in Unexpected Places Composers and performers spanning many genres are attracted to the style of Tango.

Photo: Cally Banham
Credit: YourClassical.org

 


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