Young Musicians from YOLA, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain,
and Across the UK Participate in an Open Rehearsal
Led by Gustavo Dudamel on November 20
Los Angeles, CA (October 10, 2019) – Musicians from YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and YOLA National will join Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for their return to the Barbican in London this November. The visit will mark the beginning of a new three-year relationship with the Barbican as its International Orchestral Partner and is a part of the final leg of the LA Phil’s three-continent Centennial tour.
As part of the residency, YOLA will participate in a creative learning program that brings together young musicians from Los Angeles and the UK, in a partnership between Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO). The young musicians will participate in an Inspire day. NYO delivers NYO Inspire activity throughout the year, providing free experiences for young musicians from across the UK (playing at grade 6+), who have the least access to orchestral opportunities, giving them the opportunity to play side-by-side with NYO musicians. Rehearsals will be led by musicians from NYO and YOLA in a day that will celebrate and nurture inspirational young leaders. On November 20, Inspire participants will have the opportunity to perform together with YOLA musicians in an open rehearsal at the Barbican, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. YOLA previously participated in an NYO Inspire day in May 2018, working with other young musicians to create Tuning into Change: A Youth Manifesto for the Arts, which advocates for the arts as a tool for social change and activism, and celebrates the voice of young people and their potential to influence. This year’s orchestra, made up of over 100 young musicians, will be called the Tuning into Change Orchestra and will continue this work, as well as look ahead to the next three years of the residency.
The creative learning element of the residency also includes 15 masterclasses at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Nine of these masterclasses are open to the public, offering the chance to witness LA Phil players passing on their knowledge to Guildhall School musicians.
More information about the LA Phil’s tour can be found at laphil.com/tour.
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