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 LAPhil.com. 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.