“Following the passing of Maestro Lappin, we now are in the process of expanding our board and quickly developing our strategic plan for the future,” said Ms. Laurent-Ottomane. “A new chapter is beginning for The Palm Beach Pops, and we will be announcing our 2014/15 season very soon. As we have been doing for more than 20 years now, the Palm Beach Pops will be bringing some famous names and wonderful talent to South Florida’s stages along with our world-class Pops orchestra.”
“We are honored that Dr. Colsky has agreed to serve on The Palm Beach Pops’ Board of Directors,” she added. “Dr. Colsky has been a pillar of the South Florida medical community for many years, and his love of music and personal dedication to preserving the Great American Songbook will be particularly invaluable.”
Dr. Colsky has been practicing internal medicine in Miami for more than half a century, including four years as Chief of Staff at Baptist Hospital. He was Charter President of South Baptist Health, South Florida Foundation, served on numerous medical committees and on the board of directors of Capital Bank of Miami. An undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Tennessee Medical School with a Post Graduate Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Colsky later served two years as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp.
About The Palm Beach Pops:
Founded in 1991 by the late Music Director and Conductor Bob Lappin, The Palm Beach Pops quickly distinguished itself as a world-class pops orchestra, dedicated to preserving the American Songbook. In addition to on-going concerts, The Palm Beach Pops is devoted to serving the children in its community by presenting quality music education programs. The Pops created the Music & You In-School Youth Education Program to expose students to new learning experiences and positive role models while developing creativity, providing tools for communication and enabling students to build a strong sense of self. The Palm Beach Pops is a non-profit organization, supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, and concert income. For more information, please visit palmbeachpops.orgor call 561.832.7677.