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Play Your Part: A Benefit for YOLA

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About This Program

Play Your Part was a free online concert that ran from Friday, August 7-14 featuring Brandi Carlile, Gustavo Dudamel, Thomas Wilkins, members of the LA Phil, and members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles).

With so much in our world on pause, YOLA’s young musicians are continuing to learn, to play together remotely, and to thrive. This very special event raised vital funds for YOLA and the LA Phil’s impactful Learning programs. The presentation was made possible by our generous community of supporters. Join them by making a gift to support the LA Phil’s Learning programs like YOLA, which have continued to operate throughout the pandemic.



Brandi Carlile
Gustavo Dudamel, host, Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Thomas Wilkins, host, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles


Jessie MONTGOMERY   Strum, performed by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (01:27)
Brandi Carlile performs I Belong to You (11:49)
A message from Elsje Kibler-Vermaas, Vice President, Learning (17:07)
Brandi & Gustavo in conversation and Q&A (20:00)
Brandi Carlile performs Looking Out (24:29)
Brandi Carlile performs That Wasn't Me (28:16)
Brandi CARLILE   The Joke, performed by members of YOLA and Brandi Carlile (35:18)
Brandi Carlile performs Before It Breaks (43:36)
Closing remarks from Thomas & Gustavo (47:11)
“Over the Rainbow”  performed by members of YOLA (49:36)

Special thanks to our invaluable sponsors:

Kaiser Permanente (Title Sponsor)

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the LA Phil encourages you to stay safe – Please “Play Your Part” and wear a mask. Learn more on how to stay safe and healthy during this time (aqui para español).

Live Nation (Supporting Sponsor)
Winc (In-Kind Sponsor)

Special thanks to our generous donors:

Play Your Part Benefit Co-Chairs

Reveta Bowers

Kawanna Brown

Andrea Chao-Kharma and Kenneth Kharma

Tiffany and Christian Chivaroli


Play Your Part: A Benefit for YOLA Committee

Gregory A. Adams

Adrienne Alpert

Lynn Booth and Kent Kresa

Allen Briskin and Gerry Hinkley

Jennifer and Ken Bunt

Tatiana and Oleg Butenko

Mara and Joseph Carieri

Eric Chien

Russell Cinque, Jr.

Dan Clivner

Carey Cullinane, MD

Josh Earl

Field Family Foundation

Lisa Field

Robyn Field and Anthony O’Carroll

Bret Gallagher

Alexandra Glickman and Gayle Whittemore

Marnie and Dan Gruen

Gail Hershowitz

Fritz Hoelscher

Jerry Katell

Winnie Kho and Chris Testa

Dorothy Lake

Arthur Levine and Lauren Leichtman

Susan Disney Lord and Scott Lord

Cathy and Mark Louchheim

Alicia Miñana and Robert Lovelace

Jamelle and Edward Magee

Gary Malouf

Janis B. McEldowney

Sharyl and Rafael Mendez, M.D.

Marsha Morton

Lisa Murphy

J.W. Newbold and Mary Newbold

Anita Pace

Mr. and Mrs. R. Joseph Plascencia

Sandy and Barry D. Pressman

Joyce and David Primes

Lois Rosen

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Vein

Kathy S. Walton

Cathy Siegel Weiss and Ken Weiss

Alyce de Roulet Williamson

Debra Wong Yang and John W. Spiegel

Michael Zells and City National Bank