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Cally Banham and Cortango get to the heart of the holiday season / New Classical Tracks

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New Classical Tracks is a Syndicated Feature airing Nationally on Classical 24 and Statewide on Minnesota Public Radio. Listen to the segment and read the transcript -  Cally Banham has been the solo English horn player with the St. Louis Symphony for the past 12 years. Before that, she played English horn for three years with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Five years ago, she formed a tango dance band called Cortango. Now, she's sharing the versatility of her instrument, on a brand new recording called Cor Christmas that gets to the heart of the holiday season. "The Cor in Cortango and Cor Christmas is to reference my instrument as it's known most places in the world as the cor anglais, by its French name. But there's also the double meaning. It wasn't lost on me that it's the Latin word for 'heart.' So that has an extra layer of meaning."