Thomas Wilkins Conducts Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Welcome the Hollywood Bowl’s Principal Guest Conductor, the Music Director of the Omaha Symphony and the first African American to hold a conducting position at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins, in a continuation of our presentation of the best conductors of our next generation. He leads The Phoenix Symphony and one of the world’s preeminent violinists, Miriam Fried. Enjoy Wilkins’ energy and virtuosity, and love of the musical repertoire, as he conducts an emotional and powerful concert featuring a broad orchestral range from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 to Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. Experience Wilkins’ direction coupled with violinist Miriam Fried’s “fiery intensity and technical mastery” as they perform Brahms’ only Violin Concerto. Since winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Miriam Fried is recognized as one of today’s major violin virtuosos and pedagogues around the world. Make sure to experience this performance as Fried electrifies the audience with her 1718 Stradivarius.