“Akron Symphony Orchestra Conductor Christopher Wilkins has agreed to serve as music director and conductor through 2021,” writes Jennifer Conn in Tuesday’s (9/25) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “Wilkins has been music director for the 65-year-old orchestra since 2006, and is the sixth conductor…. With a strong interest in community-oriented programming, Wilkins has led the orchestra in partnering with Northeast Ohio organizations ranging from the LeBron James Family Foundation to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park…. According to Michael Pasternak, Greater Akron Music Association board president, Wilkins has … ‘brought to Akron a special artistic talent that allows the Orchestra to create artistic magic by incorporating talented local and global artists, from all walks of life, in an orchestral setting’ … The Akron Orchestra’s 2018-19 season will open … Sept. 29 [with] Tchaikovsky’s ‘Capriccio Italien’ and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 performed by guest pianist Angela Cheng.” Wilkins is also music director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

Posted September 26, 2018