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Programs Valentine’s Day with Cantus

Join Alison Young and the nine men of Cantus as they talk about the ensemble's project The Four Loves, a musical exploration of the four different kinds of love — romantic, familial, friendly and unconditional.

Love has been the inspiration for artistic expression since the dawn of time. The idea is so complex that the Greeks broke it down into four different kinds: romantic, familial, friendly and unconditional love. Cantus regards our greatest and most fragile gift in The Four Loves. With premieres by David Lang, Ysaye Barnwell ("Wanting Memories"), Roger Treece and Joseph Gregorio, as well as music by Beethoven, Poulenc and Grieg, The Four Loves examines this unquantifiable emotion from all sides.

This one-hour, encore special was recorded on January 6, 2016 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, MN.


Alison Young

In addition to serving as host of SymphonyCast, Alison Young hosts weekday mornings on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra broadcasts and American Public Media's annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival. Before her career in radio, she enjoyed a successful career as a concert flutist performing with the Atlanta and Boston Symphonies and in recitals throughout Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. Ms. Young is an avid kayaker, rock climber, backpacker, biker and competitive skier. She and her husband, Richard Rasch, live across the street from F. Scott Fitzgerald's birthplace in Saint Paul, MN.


One hour. Approximately 45 minutes of music, with approximately 15 minutes of commentary.

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Preview audio available: January 26, 2018
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Promo spot available: February 1, 2018
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February 1-28, 2018, with multiple airings permitted.

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