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Kalena Bovell

Kalena Bovell

American conductor
Kalena Bovell
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Intro American conductor
Is Musician Conductor
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender female
Education
Chapman University
Instruments:
Violin
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kalena Bovell is an American conductor. Bovell is of both African-American and Hispanic heritage. She is currently Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Biography

Bovell grew up in Los Angeles after moving there from Panama. Her parents immigrated from Central America and worked hard to support their family. She first found out about classical music when she was eleven and her first "private lesson" occurred when she was 18. Bovell played the violin. She discovered her love of conducting at Chapman University which she graduated from in 2009. She attended graduate school at The Hartt School.

Work

Bovell has worked as the Orchestra Director at the Loomis Chaffee School and in 2015 staged the Swan Princess, an adaptation of Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.

In 2017, the Chicago Tribune wrote that her skill at conducting Slavonic Dances: Opus 46 No. 2 and Opus 72 No. 7 by Antonín Dvořák was "brilliant."

Bovell became the assistant conductor for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in 2019.

Currently, Bovell is the only African-American and Hispanic conductor in the United States.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/meet-kalena-bovell-new-assistant-conductor-for-mso/Content?oid=21563971
https://rollingout.com/2016/12/24/chicago-sinfonietta-conductor-kalena-bovell-talks-importance-music-education/
https://www.wfsb.com/news/only-female-african-american-hispanic-conductor-to-guest-conduct-new/article_5a2cb71a-408b-11e9-80b7-db0ec9364ab5.html
https://news.chapman.edu/2019/07/22/representation-matters-arts-for-everyone/
https://www.broadwayworld.com/memphis/article/Memphis-Symphony-Orchestra-Announces-Kalena-Bovell-As-New-Assistant-Conductor-20190606
https://web.archive.org/web/20170123155028/http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/community/chi-ugc-article-chicago-sinfonietta-gave-its-annual-tribute-t-2017-01-19-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/community/chi-ugc-article-chicago-sinfonietta-gave-its-annual-tribute-t-2017-01-19-story.html
https://www.kalenabovell.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWdxSo1NKb0
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