LA Phil replaces chairman

LA Phil replaces chairman


norman lebrecht

September 21, 2019

First they lose the orchestra’s CEO, then they play musical chairs upstairs.

Los Angeles, CA (September 20,2019) – The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association elected Thomas L. Beckmen to succeed Jay Rasulo as Chair of the Board at its annual meeting today. The appointment is effective as of October 1.

Tom served on the LA Phil Board of Directors from 2003 to 2011 and from 2015 until the present. He currently serves on the Governance and Campaign committees. He also Chairs the YOLA Center Task Force.

“I am honored to be elected Board Chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association,” said Beckmen. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues on the Board, the musicians of our orchestra, and the LA Phil’s remarkable staff as we wrap up our extraordinary Centennial celebration and set the course for our next 100 years. And what better way to begin our second century than by making a profound investment in the expansion of our music education and community programs? As early champions of YOLA since its start in 2007, Judy and I couldn’t be prouder to play our part in bringing to life the program’s first permanent musical home – the Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood. Here is to all that’s ahead!”



  • Ravi Narasimhan says:

    I think that chairmanship is a three year term.

  • Christoph says:

    Meanwhile, a certain major newspaper critic will be announcing hit or her retirement on Monday, we hear.