Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Boston Symphony taps Wilkins

Thomas Wilkins, onetime associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony, now music director of the Omaha Symphony and principal guest conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, has been named conductor of youth and family concerts by the Boston Symphony.

While in Richmond, "I discovered not only that I was good at [these concerts], but that I loved doing them. I just love getting people to fall in love with classical music," Wilkins tells The Boston Globe's Jeremy Eichler: