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  • Mar. 1, 2018
  • Free Neighborhood Chamber Music Concert Features Members of Los Angeles Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles

     

    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM

     

    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Education and Community Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Andy & Bill Concerts, LLP, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Anonymous, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Legacy Foundation, Sheila and Ronald Litzinger, James and Laura Rosenwald/Orinoco Foundation, Transit Systems Unlimited Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Mr. and Mrs. David Meline, the Wells Fargo 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

     

    WHAT:

     The Los Angeles Philharmonic and First Congregational Church of Los Angeles present a free neighborhood chamber music concert featuring LA Phil violinists Mitch Newman and Rebecca Reale, violists Leticia Oaks Strong and Ingrid Hutman, cellist Barry Gold, and bassist Jory Herman, along with young musicians from from three Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) sites on Sunday, March 18, at 6:30 PM. The performance will be conducted by Juan Felipe Molano.

     

    With this annual free community concert, the LA Phil celebrates YOLA's advanced string players and will showcase a graduating senior, Jerver Hernandez, as bassoon soloist. This year's concert is the 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 and the concert. The program will also include movements from Brahms' String Quintet No. 2 in G major, performed by the LA Phil musicians.

     

    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.

     

    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 nearly 1,000 students, studying up to 15 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 the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

     

    Complete program:

     

    GRIEG From Holberg's Time (Suite in Olden Style), Movements 1, 2, 5

    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    Members of the LA Phil

    Members of YOLA

     

    VIVALDI Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484, Movement 1

    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    Jerver Hernandez, bassoon

    Members of the LA Phil

     

    BRAHMS String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Movements 1 and 4

                   Members of the LA Phil

     

    BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances

    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    Members of the LA Phil

    Members of YOLA

     

     

    WHO:

    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Mitchell Newman, violin

    Rebecca Reale, violin

    Leticia Oaks Strong, viola

    Ingrid Hutman, viola

    Barry Gold, cello

    Jory Herman, bass

     

    Members of the YOLA

    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    Jerver Hernandez, bassoon

    Giezi Alva, violin

    Fabiola Marinero, violin

    Diana Meza, violin

    Sergio Paez, violin

    Michelle Rodriguez, violin

    Naima Sanders, violin

    Aaron Gabriel Soriano, violin

    Fariyan Alam, viola

    Emperatriz Magy Hernandez, viola

    Andrea Martinez, viola

    Abigail Cherith Soriano, viola

    Alani Meeks, cello

    Gizelle Polanco, cello

    Jackelinne Rodriguez, cello

    Skyler Lee, bass

     

     

    WHEN:

    Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM

     

    WHERE:

    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

    540 S Commonwealth Ave.

    Los Angeles, CA 90020

     

    Free parking is available.

     

     

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

     

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

    (213) 355-5237.

     

    For more information, please visit: www.LAPhil.com

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lydia Fong, 213.972.3689, lfong@laphil.org