Through a variety of exciting and engaging classes, HOLA’s Performing Arts Program encourages youth to channel their energy and emotion into new and creative endeavors, building leadership and professional skills, developing their powers of self-expression and decision-making and instilling self-confidence. In addition to a full music program, performing arts classes include hip hop and salsa dancing, improvisation and theater production.
On a brisk, chilly evening in early December, the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) warmed up the gym at LaFayette Park with their annual Winter Concert. The nearly 250 young musicians gathered to perform pieces they have been practicing and perfecting all year long to a large crowd of [...]
On a Saturday morning in late November, the talented young singers of the YOLA at HOLA Choir performed their annual Fall Choral Concert on stage at the HOLA Royale. Surrounded by the beautiful work created by students in HOLA’s Visual Arts department, the Choir members performed a diverse array of music, ranging from Mozart to [...]
Kelly, 5th Grade, Cello How long have you been coming to HOLA? I have been coming to HOLA for 2 years now. Would you like to try any instruments beside cello? I would like to play flute, but I’m not very good. I need a lot of practice. What do you like to do outside [...]
Once again, the amazing filmmakers from OMG Everywhere! invited HOLA youth to participate in their week-long summer camp, OMG Cameras Everywhere! Twelve lucky Visual Arts and Bridges students joined kids from all over Los Angeles to make movies. The kids had an incredible week of fun and filmmaking, learning all about the art of filmmaking [...]
Carlos, 7h Grade, Trumpet How long have you been coming to HOLA? I have been playing trumpet at HOLA for 4 years. What is your favorite song to play? I like to play “Petrushka” because there are a lot of solos for the trumpet. What do you like to do outside of HOLA? I like [...]
Adrian, 8th Grade, Trumpet How long have you been coming to HOLA? I have been playing trumpet at HOLA for 4 years. What do you like best about coming to HOLA? I just love to play the trumpet. What do you like to do outside of HOLA I like to hang out with my family [...]