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Maestro Thomas Wilkins shares wisdom and creativity with talented musicians

When: March 09, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Where: 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Maestro Thomas Wilkins shares wisdom and creativity with talented musicians

Thomas Wilkins takes time from his busy schedule to give a masterclass to BEAM students who are pursuing excellence in music. The students are a cross section of musician studying and performing in BEAM (Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music), a program whose mission is to nurture underrepresented classical musicians of color from six to twelfth grade. This Masterclass will feature some of the best young artists from the BEAM consortium, performing movements from current concertos to be critiqued by Wilkins. The BEAM consortium is a collaboration of Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Community Music School of Boston, New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Project STEP. Come enjoy an evening of some of Boston’s best classical talent under the guidance of Thomas Wilkins. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessable.

Maestro Thomas Wilkins Masterclass with classical musicians from BEAM Program
Monday March 9, 2020 at 6:00PM
First Church Roxbury
Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marshall Hughes
617.585.1168 Marshall.Hughes@necmusic.edu

Thomas Wilkins is Music Director of the Omaha Symphony. Additionally, he is Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Boston Symphony’s Artistic Advisor, Education and Community Engagement, and holds Indiana University’s Henry A. Upper Chair of Orchestral Conducting established by the late Barbara and David Jacobs as a part of that University’s “Matching the Promise Campaign.” Past positions have included resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony and Florida Orchestra (Tampa Bay), and associate conductor of the Richmond (VA) Symphony. He has served on the music faculties of North Park University (Chicago), the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Thomas Wilkins brings energy and commitment to audiences of all ages. The Boston Globe named him among the “Best People and Ideas of 2011.” In 2014, Wilkins received the prestigious “Outstanding Artist” award at the Nebraska Governor’s Arts Awards and the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society conferred by Boston’s Longy School of Music In 2019 the Virginia Symphony bestowed Thomas Wilkins with their annual Dreamer Award.
He has led orchestras throughout the United States, including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony and the National Symphony and Cleveland Orchestras, the Symphonies of Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Baltimore, San Diego and Utah, and the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonics, as well as at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago.