After years as leaders and pioneers in the electronic music business, Tom and Judy Beckmen established Beckmen Vineyards in 1994. Their goal? To make wines as well-crafted and distinctive as the keyboards and synthesizers that built their successful careers as founders of Roland Corp. US.
Fast forward 25 years and the Beckmen’s appreciation and innovation of music endures. Tom, a board member for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Judy, a longtime supporter, are proud to announce the unveiling of the $14.5 million Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center in Inglewood in the Los Angeles Times.
L.A. Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel, left, architect Frank Gehry, second from left, and YOLA Center donors Thomas and Judith Beckmen at the design unveiling on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
The 25,000 square foot building will be the new home for LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles; a music education program that provides free instruments, music training and academic support to children in central, southern, and eastern portions of Los Angeles. Construction will begin on the center, located in Inglewood, CA, in spring 2019.