Ernest Fleischmann, executive director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and artistic director of Hollywood Bowl, will take a three-month sabbatical from his Bowl duties beginning in May.
Fleischmann announced that his absence will be "a real vacation." However, the 60-year-old orchestra administrator would not reveal his vacation destination, but indicated that he "will be all over the place.
"I will try to hear a lot of music. I want to see what is going on, beyond the area covered by smog. And I hope to do some writing too," Fleischmann said.
During his absence "from early May to mid to late August," Fleischmann said his duties will be carried out by the orchestra's general manager, Robert Harth.