LA Phil Members Perform with YOLA at HOLA Tonight, 5/14


Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform alongside woodwind students of YOLA at HOLA in a free neighborhood concert at St. Thomas the Apostle Church tonight, May 14 at 8 p.m. LA Phil musicians Mitchell Newman, violin; Robert Vijay Gupta, violin; Ben Ullery, viola; Leticia Oaks Strong, viola; and Daniel Rothmuller, cello will perform Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Holst's Jupiter (from The Planets) – both with YOLA at HOLA woodwind students. The program concludes with the LA Phil musicians performing selected movements from Brahms' String Quintet in G major and Argentinean tangos by Enrique Francini and Mariano Mores, arranged by Thomas-Mifune. The evening is conducted by Emily Kubitskey.

This concert is free and tickets are not required. Seating is general admission/first come, first served. Please call 323.737.3325 for more information or visit Free parking is available at 2727 West Pico Blvd. (corner of Pico and Fedora) and also at 15th St. and Mariposa.

Through Gustavo Dudamel's YOUTH ORCHESTRA LA (YOLA) program – inspired by Venezuela's revolutionary El Sistema – the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, enabling every child to contribute using their full potential. Over the last four years, YOLA has grown to serve over 500 students ages 2-17 in South L.A. and the Rampart District.

YOLA at EXPO Center, part of Exposition Park in South L.A., has grown to include three orchestras, a preschool program, mentorship, group lessons, chamber music, and parent ensembles. The program serves hundreds of students who attend four days each week. In addition, students perform annually at Walt Disney Concert Hall and have appeared multiple times on the iconic stage of the Hollywood Bowl. YOLA at EXPO is a partnership of the LA Phil, Harmony Project, and EXPO Center, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility.

Located in the Rampart District, YOLA at HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) serves hundreds of students with intensive after-school orchestral instruction five days a week. Classes include music creativity, singing and solfège, ensemble rehearsals, and an hour of academic tutoring daily. This holistic approach fosters a sense of community and provides the students with the opportunity to take advantage of HOLA's exceptional programs and resources. YOLA at HOLA students perform regularly at venues throughout Los Angeles. YOLA at HOLA is a partnership between the LA Phil and Heart of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

Neighborhood Concerts are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the James Irvine Foundation. Leadership support for the LA Phil's Education and Community Programs is provided by Fidelity Investments, Annenberg Foundation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, Amgen Foundation, Rose Hills Foundation and the Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund.