Tuesday, August 30, 2011

LaJollaPatch.com: Thomas Wilkins 'was eloquent with praise for the Salk and the San Diego Symphony.'

[Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins with the San Diego Symphony (COURTESY Margo Schwab / LaJollaPatch.com)]

"Salk Institute Synthesizes Science, Symphony and Singer Idina Menze"l
August 29, 2011
Margo Schwab
“The 16th Annual Symphony at Salk was held last night at the Salk Institute's courtyard in La Jolla.”
“After dinner, the sun set and the San Diego Symphony took the stage once again led by special guest conductor Thomas Wilkins. Wilkins, a favorite as the Principal Guest Conductor at the Hollywood Bowl, is not only eloquent with his conductor’s baton, but he was eloquent with praise for the Salk and the San Diego Symphony.

“Wilkins was joined on stage by Broadway singer Idina Menzel who is known for her starring role as the green faced witch in Wicked, the musical version of The Wizard of Oz, and for her guest role on the television hit series Glee.”

“Since 1960 the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has been a national leader for disease research primarily in AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, cancer, diabetes, gene therapy, plant biology and vision.

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