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Valentine's Day with Cantus, 02/14/18 at 12:00pm

Jan 11, 2018


Wednesday, 2/14/18, 12:00 p.m.  

The renowned men’s ensemble Cantus presents music from the ensemble’s project The Four Loves, an exploration of romantic, familial, friendly and unconditional love, recorded on January 6, 2016 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, MN.  Host Alison Young and the nine men of Cantus talk about the project. 

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.