EXPO College Workshops

We are excited to support two College Workshops taking place at EXPO Center on April 22, 2017. Jennifer Adrian-Thiroux, an Independent Educational Consultant, and retired LAUSD College Counselor will lead two extremely informative sessions for both Middle and High School students. The workshops are free and open to ALL students in the community. Parents are encouraged to attend and Spanish translation is available.

For more information: Stephen@friendsofexpo.org I 213-763-0114 x 205

KROMA Quartet at EXPO Center(4/6)

The EXPO Community Concert Series presents KROMA Quartet at EXPO Center on April 6, 2017. This FREE concert is OPEN to the public, and will take place in Comrie Hall(2nd floor-EXPO Swim Stadium) from 6:30-7:30pm.  ‘KROMA Quartet is comprised of talented, strong, and diverse women of color’. Collectively they have performed at the Grammy’s, on American Idol, and have played for major motion picture soundtracks. We are very excited to bring KROMA Quartet to perform for our EXPO Center Community! For more information, email Stephen@friendsofexpo.org or call 213-763-0114 x 205.

The REEL: A Film Industry Career Workshop

The EXPO Center and the Friends of EXPO Center in partnership with the Bentonville Film Festival (http://bentonvillefilmfestival.com) are excited to announce an opportunity for high school students ALL GRADES. A select group of high school students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with industry professionals and learn about careers in the film and television industry.

THE REEL, an EXPO/BFF Film Career Workshop, will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at EXPO Center(3980 Bill Robertson ln. Los Angeles 90037). This FREE workshop will give students hands-on experience to better understand different career paths such as:

  • CAMERA TECHNIQUES

  • MAKEUP IN FILM

  • ANIMAL TRAINING

  • SOUND FOLEY

  • CHARACTER DESIGN

There are limited spaces available for this workshop. Students must fully complete the Registration Forms and submit hard copies by 5pm on February 1, 2017. Registration is first come first served.

EXPO Students go to Washington D.C.

Members from YOLA at EXPO CENTER performed at the National Medal of the Arts & Humanities dinner on September 22nd in Washington D.C!

The event honored the recipients of the National Medal of Arts, and our students were there in support of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel who was the evening’s speaker.

YOLA EXPO Clarinet Quartet — Danzon No. 5 (Arturo Márquez)

Danzon No. 5 (Arturo Márquez) performed by our Youth Orchestra Los Angeles(YOLA at EXPO) Clarinet Quartet. Shot and recorded at Youth FX Studio at EXPO Center in Los Angeles, CA on July 18, 2016.

These young clarinetists have been in YOLA at EXPO for nearly 10 years, and three of the four will be headed to college this fall. Pictured is our clarinet teaching artist Ken Fisher whom has worked with them since the beginning.

YOLA at EXPO is a partnership between the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks/EXPO Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Harmony Project.

#bethesound!

Listen to our youth and ?#bethesound!

‘Be the Sound’ is student led and student produced video urging our communities to stop violence and racism, and start communicating. It is a reflection of the current climate that our youth are exposed to. #Bethesound

‘Be the Sound’ was produced during a week long camp at UCLA Studio 22 in July 2016. The 2016 UCLA Studio 22 Camp was a pilot project supported by UCLA Studio 22, EXPO Center, and the Friends of EXPO Center.

EXPO Voices — Dameon

EXPO Voices is a video series documenting the rich stories of the South Los Angeles community we serve at EXPO Center. The EXPO Center is a multi-generational facility managed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and supported by the Friends of EXPO Center, that serves its surrounding community with recreational, educational, and arts programs. We seek to highlight unique stories of our members as viewed through the lens of our programs

In this episode of EXPO Voices, Dameon, a clarinetist and member of the YOLA at EXPO Youth Orchestra program, tells us about the importance of music in his life. YOLA at EXPO is a partnership between the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Harmony Project, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.