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.


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.