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  • LAPA
  • Apr. 19, 2017
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Church
    Monday, April 24, 2017, at 7:00 PM 

    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Education and Community Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, The Walt Disney Company, Anonymous, Andy & Bill Concerts LLC, Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, Legacy Foundation, The Rose Hills Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Estate of Judith Lynne, Amgen Foundation, and Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.


    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Thomas the Apostle Church present a free neighborhood chamber music concert featuring LA Phil members Mitchell Newman, violin; Camille Avellano, violin; Leticia Oaks Strong, viola; Jason Lippmann, cello; and Oscar M. Meza, bass; along with the St. Thomas Parish School Choir; YOLA at LACHSA Chamber Orchestra; YOLA at HOLA Cello Ensemble; YOLA at EXPO String Quartet and YOLA at EXPO String Ensemble, on Monday, April 24, at 7pm.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Neighborhood Concerts include 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.    

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is Gustavo Dudamel's signature initiative through which the LA Phil and community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students (ages 6-18) from vulnerable neighborhoods, empowering them to become passionate learners and vital citizens.

    Beginning with 80 students in 2007, YOLA today serves nearly 800 students studying 15-18 hours per week at three after-school 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 Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.

    With this annual free community concert, the LA Phil celebrates graduating seniors, reflected in this year's program with Beatrice Padilla as violin soloist for the final piece on the program.

    YOLA is made possible in South Los Angeles, the Rampart District and East Los Angeles through the following community partners, which share fiscal and programmatic responsibilities with the LA Phil: EXPO Center, a City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks facility, Harmony Project, Heart of Los Angeles, and the LA County Office of Education, with special thanks to The Honorable Hilda L. Solis. Learn more at

    Complete program:

    Taro UMEBAYASHI  "Still Alive"
    St. Thomas Parish Choir

    DVOŘÁK  String Quintet in G major, Op. 77(two movements)
    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Mitchell Newman, Camille Avellano, violins
    Leticia Oaks Strong, viola
    Jason Lippmann, cello
    Oscar M. Meza, bass

    Traditional  Dona Nobis Pacem (arr. Anne McGinty)
    Richard MEYER  Mantras
    YOLA at LACHSA Chamber Orchestra
    side-by-side with LA Phil musicians
    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    BRAHMS  Theme and Variations (arr. Nick Halsey)
    Paul McCARTNEY  Eleanor Rigby (arr. Yendor)
    YOLA at HOLA Cello Ensemble with Jason Lippmann

    MOZART  Quartet in C major, K. 157 (one movement)
    YOLA at EXPO String Quarter
    side-by-side with LA Phil musicians

    BACH  Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 (one movement)
    Beatrice Padilla, violin
    YOLA at EXPO String Ensemble
    side-by-side with LA Phil musicians
    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor 


    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    St. Thomas Parish School Choir

    YOLA at LACHSA Chamber Orchestra

    YOLA at HOLA Cello Ensemble

    YOLA at EXPO String Quartet

    YOLA at EXPO String Ensemble  


    Monday, April 24, 2017, AT 7 PM


    St. Thomas the Apostle Church
    2760 West Pico Boulevard (Pico and Mariposa), Los Angeles, CA 90006

    Free parking available at 2727 West Pico Blvd (corner of Pico and Fedora) and also at 15th St. and Mariposa. 


    Admission is free, and no tickets are required. More information may be obtained by calling the church at 323.737.3325.

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  • Contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422,
    Andrew Schwartz, 213.972.3406,