Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am
Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony’s music director since 2005, has been named principal conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles. The new role will not interfere with his duties in Omaha.
Wilkins had served as the principal guest conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since 2008. He has led 50 concerts at the outdoor amphitheater over the past six years. He will conduct eight concerts there in 2014, beginning with an opening night event on June 21 featuring Kristin Chenoweth, The Go-Go’s, Pink Martini, Carol Burnett and actress and singer Lea Michele.