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The Los Angeles Times recently published a four-part print and digital piece about the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The third article in the series highlighted the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) and featured HOLA’s own Vivian Trejo. Vivian has been a member of YOLA at HOLA since the program began five years ago. Vivian plays the french horn and has won a scholarship to the prestigious Colburn School of Music. To read the article in Spanish, click here.

HOLA is the home to the second of three YOLA sites and the YOLA at HOLA program now serves 250 youth. YOLA at HOLA is a free music education program that provides participating students with intensive after-school orchestral instruction and academic tutoring. YOLA at HOLA is directly inspired by LA Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel’s formative experience with Venezuela’s youth orchestra movement, “El Sistema.”


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