Opus 43 - Rock on From the Podium

Kalena Bovell

Opus 43 - Rock on From the Podium

Being one of the few black woman conductors in the world isn’t the only thing that sets Kalena Bovell apart. In this opus, she chats with Garrett and Scott about her journey to the podium and her deep admiration for metal! To frame the conversation, Garrett and Scott draw connections between rock and classical, and they shout out the black woman who codified the sound of rock ’n’ roll guitar: Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Episode Playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight” (arr. Tina Setkic)
Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters” (arr. Soren Madsen)
Evanescence – “Lacrymosa” (after Mozart)

More
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Kalena Bovell’s website