Tango with Cally

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Caption: Tango with Cally, Credit: Stealth Creative
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Tango with Cally 

Tango with Cally is a weekly radio program hosted by Saint Louis Symphony musician Cally Banham. She plays tangos from the 1920s to today, and speaks about the history and culture of tango music and dance in a way that is relatable and entertaining to the classical music lover.

Cally Banham has been a proud member of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra 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.

In 2013, Cally transformed her hobby of dancing Argentine Tango into a musical pursuit. She founded Cortango, a tango/classical/jazz six-piece fusion ensemble. Cortango released its debut album, Tandas, in 2015. In 2018, Cally co- produced her own solo Christmas album, Cor Christmas, which received extensive radio play on classical stations in the US and Canada. Hide full description

Cally Banham has been a proud member of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra 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.In 2013, Cally transformed her hobby of dancing Argentine Tango into a musical pursuit. She founded Cortango, a tango/classical/jazz six-piece fusion ensemble. Cortango released its debut album, Tandas, in 2015. In 2018, Cally co- produced her own solo Christmas album, Cor Christmas,... Show full description


56 Pieces

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Caption: Colombian Artist Botero
The people of Colombia love Tango and have honored Carlos Gardel's legacy since his tragic death there in 1935.

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Color Tango
The music and origin story of Orquesta Color Tango.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Pope Francis
The story of Argentine Pope Francis's special affection for the Tango of his home country, featuring his favorite orchestras and singers.

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Osvaldo Golijov
The stunning music of Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov, and the traces of Tango within his works.

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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An overview of the Astor Piazzolla opera Maria de Buenos Aires.

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Rodolfo Biagi
The music and story of tango pianist and orchestra leader Rodolfo Biagi.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Astor Piazzolla
Featuring Astor Piazzolla's symphonic triptych, Sinfonia de Buenos Aires.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Eloísa de Silva
The music of early female Tango composers Maruja Pacheco Huergo and Eloísa de Silva.

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Tita Merello
Music from mega film stars Mercedes Simone, Tita Merello, and more.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Carmencita Calderón
Women who inspired the composition of great Golden Era tangos.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Astor Piazzolla
The roots of the Tango Nuevo movement.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Alfredo Gobbi
The music of the much admired Tango violinist, arranger and orchestra leader Alfredo Gobbi.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Basso at the piano
The story of Argentine tango musician José Basso's success as a touring artist in Japan.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma champions the Tango with his recordings.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Celebrating the music of tango musician Florindo Sassone.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Alberto Podestá
Celebrating the most notable baritones of Golden Era Tango.

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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