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Week of April 14, 2014

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

SymphonyCast 04/14/2014 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 04/14/2014 (Hour 2)

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RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festival Overture


He's going to be big. At the relatively tender age of 20, Alexander Gavrylyuk has a global career. We knew him when... know him now.

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In addition to serving as host of SymphonyCast, Alison Young hosts weekday mornings on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She also hosts Classical MPR's live 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. While an illness cut her performing career short, she made a vibrant artistic transition, making the natural move to broadcasting, becoming a host and producer. Young earned her bachelor's degree in music from the University of Southern California and a master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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