Wednesday (12/8) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, David Ng writes, “The Los Angeles Philharmonic said Wednesday that it will host a free concert in honor of the late Ernest Fleischmann that will take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 29. The concert will feature the L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group and conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez and Lionel Bringuier. Fleischmann, the orchestra’s former general manager, died in June at the age of 85. The orchestra said that tickets for the concert will be available to subscribers starting Feb. 22 … Remaining tickets will be made available to non-subscribers starting Feb. 26 … A spokeswoman for the orchestra said the program for the concert will be announced at a later date. During his tenure as the head of the L.A. Phil, which lasted nearly 30 years, Fleischmann raised the stature of the orchestra to new levels in the classical world. He oversaw a revamping of the Hollywood Bowl and was instrumental in bringing in Salonen as music director in 1992.”

Posted December 9, 2010