Boca Raton Symphonia Taps New Board Members: Silva Hristov Alexandrov, Kyle Prescott & June Gelb
06/16/2011

The Board of the Directors of the Boca Raton Symphonia, Boca’s Raton’s world-class orchestra, has appointed Silva Hristov Alexandrov, Kyle Prescott and June Gelb as new board members. The announcement was made by Steven L. Pomeranz, president of the Boca Raton Symphonia.

Online PR News – 16-June-2011 – – The Board of the Directors of the Boca Raton Symphonia, Boca’s Raton’s world-class orchestra, has appointed Silva Hristov Alexandrov, Kyle Prescott and June Gelb as new board members. The announcement was made by Steven L. Pomeranz, president of the Boca Raton Symphonia.

The mission of the Boca Raton Symphonia is to make classical music accessible through concert performances, and educational outreach programs, featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists. The Symphonia’s 2011-2012 Connoisseur Concert Series, now in its seventh year, features renowned Principal Conductor and Piano Soloist, Maestro Philippe Entremont, Guest Conductors Arthur Fagen and Ramon Tebar, and Guest Soloists: Tim Fain and Areta Zhulla (violin) and Claire Huangci, Sebastian Knauer and Alex Kobrin (piano).

Silva Hristov Alexandrov brings a unique perspective to the board through her diverse background and enthusiasm for classical music. Alexandrov, who was brought up appreciating the sounds of classical music while growing up in Bulgaria, will lead donor cultivation for the BRS. With degrees in both nursing and cardiology, she has worked in healthcare for more than a decade. She currently serves as chief operations manager and physician/patient liaison for OralFacial Implant Center of Boca Raton, is a member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Business Connections and is a National Marketing Representative for Nussentials, a health and wellness company.

Kyle Prescott is the Director of Bands and Associate Chair of the Department of Music at Florida Atlantic University. His responsibilities include conducting the University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, teaching the graduate instrumental conducting sequence and coordinating all aspects of FAU’s comprehensive university bands program. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Idaho, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin, where his principal conducting teacher was Jerry F. Junkin. Additionally, he has studied with exemplary conductors through fourteen international conducting symposia.

Prior to his work at The University of Texas, Dr. Prescott conducted bands and orchestras in the Pacific Northwest. Ensembles under his direction have been invited to perform at the Northwest Regional Conference of the National Association for Music Education in 1997 and 1999, the Southern Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in 2008 and the Florida Music Educators Association Conference in 2009. A strong proponent of new music for wind ensemble, Dr. Prescott has conducted nine world premieres in recent years, including works by Arthur Weisberg and Libby Larsen.

His research in score analysis and rehearsal has been published in three separate volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He is the current Florida State Chair of CBDNA, and Conductor and Music Director of South Florida’s professional wind band, the Florida Wind Symphony.

June Gelb, with her vast experience in community involvement and passion for the arts and culture, brings seasoned board leadership to the BRS. She is an Australian native who attended the University of Melbourne and then came to the United States to study at Columbia University. She brings broad board experience to the BRS. She is currently a board member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art; the University Club of the FAU Foundation, and has co-chaired an annual ball of the American Heart Association. She is a board member of the Long Lake Estates POA for which she served as president for two years. She is also a Chairman of the book club at Boca Rio Gold Club. Gelb served on the board of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for 14 years, during which she co-chaired one of its annual auctions.

For more information on the Boca Raton Symphonia and its 2011-2012 Connoisseur Series, Allegro Society volunteer auxiliary, and Circle of Excellence, visit www.bocasymphonia.org or call (866) MUSIC01 or (866) 687-4201.