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Los Angeles Philharmonic to hold free concert with YOLA in September

August 26, 2013|By David Ng
  • Conductor Gustavo Dudamel with music students in 2009.
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel with music students in 2009. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles…)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will hold a free, open-house concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in September, featuring conductor Gustavo Dudamel and musicians from the Youth Orchestra of L.A.

Members of the two orchestras will perform a matinee concert on Sept. 29, with the performance broadcast live to a big screen in Grand Park in downtown L.A. The event -- which will mark the first time that musicians from the orchestras will have played together -- is part of a series of celebrations called "insideOUT" commemorating the 10th anniversary of Disney Hall.

The concert, which will begin at 4 p.m., will include performances of the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 as well as a piece by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez. Pianist Herbie Hancock will also perform.

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YOLA, which features music students from around L.A., is modeled after the El Sistema program in Venezuela. Students from disadvantaged neighborhoods receive instruments and music instruction free of charge.

"insideOUT" will also feature a series of free community concerts held around Southern California and featuring Julie Andrews. The concert venues include City of Hope in Duarte (Sept. 25), Wilshire United Methodist Church (Sept. 26) and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach (Sept. 28).

The ensembles Las Cafeteras and the Jazz Angels will also perform at the community concerts.

Andrews, who recently became a board member of the L.A. Philharmonic, is scheduled to host two concerts on Friday and Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl spotlighting movie music and conducted by John Williams.


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