Education and Community
Nurturing creativity, curiosity, virtuosity
Through the thriving YOLA initiative and numerous other education and community programs, the LA Phil displays its commitment to the future of music and the very well-being of our city. We support the next generation of artists through our mentorship and community and school-based orchestras and high-school aged composers. We ignite the first spark of interest in symphonic music when school buses take over Grand Avenue and more than 10,000 children stream into Walt Disney Concert Hall. As a result, our community is becoming vibrant in the arts. Together we listen, we learn, and we make music. As Music Director Gustavo Dudamel has said, "The orchestra is a perfect metaphor for community."
Composer Fellowship Program Class of 2015 Announced!
SEP 16, 2013
We’re pleased to announce the Composer Fellowship Program Class of 2015: Sharon Hurvitz, Oliver Kwapis, Max Lesser, and Andrew Moses. Also, in an effort to provide access to additional young composers and to build in a feeder for the Fellowship, we are launching the new Composer Associates Program, which will provide young composers with composition masterclasses, concert tickets, reading sessions, and career guidance. For more information, please click here.
Free Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Live Simulcast in Grand Park
Sun SEP 29 4pm
As a part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) will perform alongside the LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel for the first time in its six-year history. This unique concert also features legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, and special guest ensemble La Santa Cecilia. The YOLA/LA Phil Side-by-Side concert takes place on September 29, 2013 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and will also be simulcast live across the street at Grand Park for free. For more information, please click here.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA LA (YOLA)
Gustavo Dudamel's signature El Sistema-inspired program
CONCERTS FOR YOUTH
Family classical and world music concerts geared toward youth audiences
Opportunities for local teachers and students
In-depth training for the next generation of artists