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Free Concert and Square Naming to Honor Ernest Fleischmann, Late LA Phil Manager

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, February 18, 2011, at 11:28AM
Ernest Fleischmann Courtesy L.A. Phil

Ernest Fleischmann

A pair of events on March 29 will honor Ernest Fleischmann, who passed away on June 13, 2010, at the age of 85. Fleischmann spent nearly 30 years as manager of the Los Angeles Philharmonic before stepping down in 1998. He had stayed involved since as an Honorary Life Director.

At 1pm, the city will dedicate the intersection of 1st and Grand as Ernest Fleischmann Square.

At 8pm, the LA Phil will hold a special free concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. “A Tribute to Ernest” will be presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and will feature LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer Pierre Boulez, LA Phil Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, as well as tenor Daniel Chaney, tenor Grant Gershon, baritone Abdiel Gonzalez and bass Reid Bruton.

Tickets are available for LA Phil subscribers starting on Tuesday, February 22, and will be offered to non-subscribers on February 26. For more information visit the LA Phil's website or call 323-850-2000.

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