Ernest Fleischmann, general manager of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1969 to 1997, will receive the Colburn School of Performing Arts’ first Richard D. Colburn award on April 29 at the school’s annual spring benefit. The award honors Fleischmann’s work as an advocate and consultant for classical music organizations in Southern California. Beginning with this year’s award, five merit-based scholarships will be granted annually in the honoree’s name to students at the Colburn School. At the benefit, faculty member Yehuda Gilad will conduct the Colburn Orchestra in performances of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Corigliano’s Voyage for Strings, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with soloist Elmar Oliveira. Fleischmann serves as a consultant and honorary life member and board member of organizations including the Colburn School, L.A. Philharmonic, and Hollywood Bowl, and serves as artistic advisor to Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Festival. The Colburn School is located in downtown L.A., across from Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Posted April 14, 2009
Photo of Ernest Fleischmann courtesy of the Colburn School