Sunday, January 30, 2011

Letter to Omaha World Herald: 'Conductor Thomas Wilkins interacted brilliantly with the audience' of Youths at 'Wild about Nature'

[Conductor Thomas Wilkins and Nature Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, Jan. 16, 2011]

Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery
Letter to the Editor of The Omaha World Herald
Published Jan. 19, 2011
Written by Lisa Van Stratten
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
“Symphony has impact on youth
I attended the 'Wild About Nature' performance by the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Jan. 16 with my 12-year-old son and 12- and 9-year-old nieces. Thomas D. Mangelsen's photography was featured on a giant screen over the musicians for everyone to enjoy during the performance. Conductor Thomas Wilkins interacted brilliantly with the audience, which was filled with enthusiastic youth. He described how the music was composed to help us imagine what the composer was thinking. The event changed the imagination of the three children I brought with me that day.”

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