Cally Banham is the solo English horn player for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She has her own ensemble Cortango, created as a result of her interest in Argentine tango. The group has collaborated with the Adam Maness Trio and the trombonists from the St. Louis Symphony in a brand new album “Cor Christmas.” It’s an instrumental collection of sacred and secular carols featuring the soulful sound of the English horn and presenting a journey through popular Christmas tunes in a fusion of classical and jazz styles.
Listen in as I chat with Cally about her instrument and this unique project! You can hear sound clips from the album here.
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, WCVE Music