Monday, September 14, 2009

Hollywood Bowl's Thomas Wilkins a classical case of beating the odds

"Wilkins, who will guide the orchestra Friday through Sunday in the Bowl's fireworks finale, "Blame It on Rio," is also aware that no matter what he does with his arms, he instantly attracts attention -- not only of musicians, but of audiences -- in another, more subtle way: He is one of the few African American conductors leading major orchestras."

For the full story, please see the LA Times.

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