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  • Apr. 29, 2019
  • Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Free Neighborhood Concert
    Featuring Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and

    Youth Orchestra Los Angeles

    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
    Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 7:00 PM


    Leadership support for the LA Phil’s Education and Community Initiatives is provided by The Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Andy & Bill Concerts LLP, Anonymous (2), The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Living Legacy Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kevin MacCarthy and Lauren Lexton, Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., the Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.



    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and First Congregational Church of Los Angeles present a free neighborhood concert featuring Gustavo Dudamel conducting over 15 musicians from the LA Phil and 36 musicians from three YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) sites on Sunday, May 12, at 7:00 PM. LA Phil violinist Mitchell Newman, who has been programming the annual concert for over a decade, will conduct two works.

    “First Church is proud to welcome musicians from the LA Phil and YOLA back to our cathedral as part of the long partnership that our church has shared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to showcase the transformative power that music can have in our lives and our communities,” said Reverend Laura Vail Fregin, Senior Associate Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

    With this annual free community concert, the LA Phil celebrates YOLA’s 16 graduating seniors and will showcase fourth grader Dylan Tran as violin soloist. This year’s concert is a culmination of a residency where LA Phil musicians led masterclasses and sectional coachings with students from three YOLA sites, with Juan Felipe Molano conducting a series of side-by-side rehearsals. The program includes works for chamber and orchestral ensembles ranging from Bach to Moncayo.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Neighborhood Concerts offer free orchestra, chamber music, and jazz concerts in churches, community centers, and other local venues around Southern California. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been presenting free Neighborhood Concerts for over 20 years, as part of the organization’s dedication to making music accessible to the widest possible audience.

    “What a privilege to perform with the gifted, dedicated and enthusiastic YOLA musicians and my amazing LA Phil colleagues. All of us in the LA Phil understand the importance of guiding and inspiring the next generation of musicians,” said Mitchell Newman. “In celebration of the orchestra’s 100th anniversary season, we are thrilled that Gustavo Dudamel can join us, and that an expanded force of musicians will perform at this always moving, free community event that also highlights our graduating seniors.”

    Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) is LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel’s signature initiative through which the LA Phil and community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, empowering them to become passionate learners and vital citizens. Beginning with 80 students in 2007, YOLA today serves over 1,200 students, studying up to 18 hours per week at four community-based sites where mentorship and leadership training is integral. YOLA students have the opportunity to work with LA Phil musicians and world-renowned artists and conductors, travel to cities foreign and domestic, and perform in iconic venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.

    YOLA is made possible in South Los Angeles, the Rampart District, Westlake/MacArthur Park, and East Los Angeles through the following community partners that share fiscal and programmatic responsibilities with the LA Phil: EXPO Center, Harmony Project, Heart of Los Angeles, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and Esteban E. Torres High School, Torres East L.A. Performing Arts Magnet.

    Complete program:

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    La mourisque from “Danserye”

    Andante from Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 388
    Members of the LA Phil
    Members of YOLA

    Vivace from Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    Mitchell Newman, conductor
    Lyndon Johnston Taylor, Dylan Tran, violins
    Members of the LA Phil

    Allegro from String Symphony No. 1 in C major
    Mitchell Newman, conductor
    Members of the LA Phil
    Members of YOLA

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Members of the LA Phil
    Members of YOLA



    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Mitchell Newman, violin/conductor
    Dale Breidenthal, violin
    David Rejano Cantero, trombone
    Anne Marie Gabriele, oboe
    David Garrett, cello
    Barry Gold, cello
    Richard Elegino, viola
    Jory Herman, bass
    Evan Kuhlmann, bassoon
    Michael Larco, viola
    Rebecca Reale, violin
    Amy Jo Rhine, horn
    Eduardo Rios, violin
    Elise Shope, flute
    Christopher Still, trumpet
    Lyndon Johnston Taylor, violin
    Michelle Tseng, violin

    Members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles
    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor
    Hazael Acevedo, YOLA at EXPO, trumpet
    Fariyan Alam, YOLA at HOLA, viola
    Giezi Alva, YOLA at EXPO, violin
    Jonathan Antonio, YOLA at EXPO, tuba
    Carlos Cano, YOLA at EXPO, bassoon
    Madison Centeno, YOLA at HOLA, oboe
    Audrey Chung, YOLA at HOLA, horn
    Wilfrido Cruz, YOLA at HOLA, trombone
    Christian Cruz Morales, YOLA at HOLA, trumpet
    Melissa Diaz, YOLA at EXPO, violin
    Pablo Fernandez, YOLA at Torres, violin
    Enoc Garza, YOLA at EXPO, violin
    Andy Gonzalez, YOLA at EXPO, horn
    Noemi Guzman, YOLA at EXPO, violin
    Emperatriz Hernandez, YOLA at EXPO, viola
    Ingrid Hernandez, YOLA at EXPO, bassoon
    Karen Hernandez, YOLA at EXPO, oboe
    Skyler Lee, YOLA at EXPO, bass
    Fabiola Marinero, YOLA at EXPO, violin
    Andrea Martinez, YOLA at EXPO, viola
    Angel Mendez, YOLA at HOLA, clarinet
    Liliana Morales, YOLA at EXPO, violin
    Oscar Ochoa, YOLA at EXPO, trombone
    Sergio Paez, YOLA at Torres, violin
    Kevin Pena, YOLA at HOLA, horn
    Joselyn Perez, YOLA at HOLA, percussion
    Fatima Reyes, YOLA at EXPO, flute
    Jackelinne Rodriguez, YOLA at EXPO, cello
    Marcos Salgado, YOLA at Torres, percussion
    Jennifer Santos, YOLA at EXPO , viola
    Aaron Soriano, YOLA at HOLA, violin
    Abigail Soriano, YOLA at HOLA, viola
    John Sunderman, YOLA at HOLA, percussion
    Jose Tinoco, YOLA at EXPO, cello
    Dylan Tran, YOLA at Torres, violin 

    Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 7:00 PM

    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
    540 S Commonwealth Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90020

    Free parking is available.

    Admission is free, and tickets will be available on-site – first come, first served – the day of the concert. More information may be obtained by calling 213 385 1341.

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    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop – at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.


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