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Beyond the Baton: A Conductor's Journey

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 an hour-long film that documents Wilkins’ experience as a Black conductor and his larger impact on the musical world.
Length 56:46 Premiere: 01/20/22

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Beyond the Baton: A Conductor's Journey

  • Wednesday February 28, 2024 2:00 pm ET on KETWORLD
  • Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:00 pm CT on KETWORLD

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