Archive for: LA Phil

Prisons or Education?

Prisons or Education?

What if California spent as much on education as it does on prisons? Did you know that in the state of California it costs roughly seven times more to house one prisoner for a year than it does to send just one child to a college or university?... read more »

 

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Returns to Heart of Los Angeles

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Returns to Heart of Los Angeles

At the end of February, over 50 members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela* (SBSO) came to Heart of Los Angeles to conduct master classes with the students in our YOLA at HOLA program and to play in a side-by-side concert... read more »

 

HOLA Leaders Take a Stand

HOLA Leaders Take a Stand

As part of the recent Take a Stand Symposium hosted by the LA Philharmonic, Bard College and Longy School of Music of Bard College, two YOLA at HOLA student musicians were selected to represent HOLA in the Leadership Forum for Young Musicians.... read more »

 

What Makes a Great Partnership

What Makes a Great Partnership

I had the opportunity last week to speak at the 2014 Take a Stand* Symposium. This is the third year of this international gathering of people interested and/connected to the El Sistema movement. I served on a panel in a series of workshops... read more »

 

Emanuel Ax Visits HOLA!

Emanuel Ax Visits HOLA!

HOLA was recently honored to welcome world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax to Heart of Los Angeles. Mr. Ax is a Grammy Award-winning pianist, an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Julliard School. He is... read more »

 

Holiday Cheer for All

Holiday Cheer for All

Heart of Los Angeles’ annual holiday party (or this year, should we say parties) brought gifts to every student in our programs. For many of our kids, these gifts are the only gifts they will receive during the holidays and the smiles... read more »

 

Benefits of Music Education

Benefits of Music Education

An article in the latest issue of Education Week explores the impact of music education on young students. “Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways, Studies Say“ discusses the positive impact that music education has on cognitive... read more »

 

Paper Violinists Join the Orchestra

Paper Violinists Join the Orchestra

In early November, a new class of budding young musicians traded their paper violins for real instruments. The group of 20 first graders joined YOLA at HOLA during the summer, making paper violins with the help of family members and volunteers.... read more »

 

Parents and Kids Learn About Options for High School

Parents and Kids Learn About Options for High School

Heart of Los Angeles middle school students and their parents had the opportunity to hear from representatives from local public and private high schools. Representatives from 5 high schools and one after-school program came to HOLA to... read more »

 

Youth Orchestra LA Sets an Example

Youth Orchestra LA Sets an Example

Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) at HOLA was featured in a LA Times article about the success of the LA Philharmonic’s YOLA program. YOLA at HOLA is a partnership of the LA Phil and HOLA and is the second site of Gustavo Dudamel’s signature... read more »

 
 
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