Thomas Wilkins & John Malveaux
On August 2, 2016 AfriClassical posted:
Thomas Wilkins conducts Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as Angel Joy Blue and Viver Brasil perform Saturday, August 13, 2016 in "An Olympic Carnival"
John Malveaux of
Olympic fever hit the Hollywood Bowl Sat. August 13, 2016 for the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. with Grammy winner Sergio Mendes celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Brasil ’66 – an electrifying evening of samba, capoeira, Bloco-Afro drummers and fireworks under Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Special guests included Herb AlpertDianne Reeves Romero Lubambo soprano Angel Blue Viver Brasil, and Raiz Brazil Dance Company.
In 2008, Thomas Wilkins began an appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In June 2014, he became Principal Conductor and he continues to lead the ensemble each summer in a diverse range of concerts.Thomas Wilkins is also music director of the Omaha Symphony; a position he has held since 2005..
Through the courtesy of Kaylor Management Inc, I chatted with Maestro Wilkins backstage at the Hollywood Bowl to share information about a future project..