Feminine Fusion

S5-23: Women of Color – Leaders, Part 3

Kalena Bovell, conductor

Kalena Bovell, conductor

“People can’t be what they can’t see.  Representation matters.”  – Kalena Bovell, conductor

There are many ways to inspire young musicians.  Just performing, being a visible example of what is achievable, can be more influential than you may realize.  And of course, being an educator has a direct impact on others.  Not to mention arts organizers and leaders in advocacy organizations.  This episode highlights women of color who are leaders, in a myriad of roles, providing guidance and inspiration to others along their way.


Women of Color – Leaders, Part 3


Zenobia Powell Perry:  Cycle of Songs on Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar (excerpts)
Darryl Taylor, tenor; Deon Nielsen Price, piano
“Music of Zenobia Powell Perry: Art Songs and Piano Music”
Cambria 1138

Adriana Holszky:  Floten des Lichts
Kay George Roberts, conductor
Renate Brosch, soprano; Commonwealth Winds
CPO 999290

Julia Perry:  Short Piece for Orchestra
Imperial Philharmonic of Tokyo; William Strickland, conductor
“New World”

Anthony Plog:  Sonata for Tuba and Piano
Velvet Brown, tuba
Margaret McDonald, piano
“Simply Velvet”
Potenza Music 1019

Lena Johnson McLin:  A Summer Day
Helen Walker-Hill, piano
“Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American Women”
Leonarda 339





Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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