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Week of July 28, 2014

From the 2014 BBC Proms
China Philharmonic Orchestra
Long Yu — Conductor
Hoachen Zhang — Piano
Alison Balsom — Trumpet

SymphonyCast 07/28/2014 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 07/28/2014 (Hour 2)

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ELGAR: Military March, "Pomp and Circumstance" Op. 39.4

TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture "Romeo and Juliet"

LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major

QIGANG CHEN: Joie eternelle

MUSSORGSKY (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

For the next several weeks we're in London at the largest music festival in the world, the BBC Proms! This week's concert includes the almost-never-heard-in-the-US China Philharmonic Orchestra.

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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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