Photo: Mark Swed / Los Angeles Times.
Mark Swed, in the Los Angeles Times, writes about the Los Angeles Philharmonic's tribute to the late, great Ernest Fleischmann, longtime manager of the orchestra. Mark's photo shows Esa-Pekka Salonen snapping a picture of a new sign marking Ernest Fleischmann Square, at the corner of 1st and Grand. In a related item, Mark gets a non-denial denial from Pierre Boulez on the subject of his rumored Waiting for Godot opera. Will Robin obtained a similiarly ambiguous answer when he asked Boulez about the rumors last year in Berlin. One thing is certain: le Maître looks natty in those aviator shades.