Beyond The Baton: A Conductor's Journey
Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / PBS Video App
Born to a single mother on welfare, Thomas Wilkins grew up to become one of the few remarkable African American conductors leading a major orchestra - the celebrated Omaha Symphony.
"Beyond The Baton: A Conductor's Journey" is a hour-long film that documents Wilkins' experience as a Black conductor and his larger impact on the musical world.
Beyond the Baton: A Conductor's Journey
Presented by Nebraska Public Media. Distributed by American Public Television.