YOLA and the LA Phil in Boston

Gustavo Dudamel conducting the YOLA/Longy Side-by-Side orchestra in a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony at MIT's Kresge Auditorium.

Gustavo Dudamel conducting the YOLA/Longy Side-by-Side orchestra in a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium.

YOLA musicians enjoying a performance of Vivaldi by musicians of the Boston String Academy.

YOLA musicians enjoying a performance of Vivaldi by musicians of the Boston String Academy.

YOLA musicians look on as Boston String Academy musicians perform Vivaldi for them.

YOLA musicians look on as Boston String Academy musicians perform Vivaldi for them.

Cellist Heaven Aguilar helping mentor young cellists at the Boston String Academy, one of eight El Sistema USA nucleos in Boston.

Cellist Heaven Aguilar helping mentor young cellists at the Boston String Academy, one of eight El Sistema USA nucleos in Boston.

Yo-Yo Ma, performing Elgar's Salut d'Amour, from the Symphony Hall stage door peephole.

Yo-Yo Ma, performing Elgar’s Salut d’Amour, from the Symphony Hall stage door peephole.

Following his recital at Boston's Symphony Hall, Yo-Yo Ma poses with YOLA musicians backstage.

Following his recital at Boston’s Symphony Hall, Yo-Yo Ma poses with YOLA musicians backstage.

YOLA musicians Alexandra Garcia (trumpet) and Josue May (trombone) having a master class from faculty members of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.

YOLA musicians Alexandra Garcia (trumpet) and Josue May (trombone) having a master class from faculty members of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.

YOLA musicians Arlette Romero (violin), Laura Garcia (violin), Jammaiya Penn (viola), and Heaven Aguilar (cello) receiving a master class at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.

YOLA musicians Arlette Romero (violin), Laura Garcia (violin), Jammaiya Penn (viola), and Heaven Aguilar (cello) receiving a master class at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.

The "Dudamel Orchestra" at the Conservatory Lab Charter School, one of eight El Sistema USA nucleos in Boston.

The “Dudamel Orchestra” at the Conservatory Lab Charter School, one of eight El Sistema USA nucleos in Boston.

YOLA musicians Arlette Romero, Laura Garcia, Jammaiya Penn, and Heaven Aguilar performing for the "Abbado Orchestra" at the Conservatory Lab Charter School.

YOLA musicians Arlette Romero, Laura Garcia, Jammaiya Penn, and Heaven Aguilar performing for the “Abbado Orchestra” at the Conservatory Lab Charter School.

Gustavo Dudamel receiving the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award, from Jamie Bernstein (Lenny's daughter) and Longy School of Music president Karen Zorn.

Gustavo Dudamel receiving the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award, from Jamie Bernstein (Lenny’s daughter) and Longy School of Music president Karen Zorn.

YOLA outside MIT's Kresge Auditorium, designed by architect Eero Saarinen. Moments earlier, they were on stage here, rehearsing with Gustavo Dudamel

YOLA outside MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, designed by architect Eero Saarinen. Moments earlier, they were on stage here, rehearsing with Gustavo Dudamel

The LA Phil's equipment and large instrument truck, parked behind Boston's Symphony Hall.

The LA Phil’s equipment and large instrument truck, parked behind Boston’s Symphony Hall.

A few protesters of the Venezuelan government showed up at Symphony Hall and wrote messages on the side of the LA Phil's equipment truck.

A few protesters of the Venezuelan government showed up at Symphony Hall and wrote messages on the side of the LA Phil’s equipment truck.

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The LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel, accepting the applause and standing ovation of the Boston Symphony Hall audience, following their performance of Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony.

The LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel, accepting the applause and standing ovation of the Boston Symphony Hall audience, following their performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.

No trip to the Northeast would be complete without a trip to the DD.

No trip to the Northeast would be complete without a trip to the DD.

They scored some sweet swag from Dunkin' Donuts

They scored some sweet swag from Dunkin’ Donuts

Sitting on the Green Monster with Dunkin' Donuts swag.

Sitting on the Green Monster with Dunkin’ Donuts swag.

Found a SoCal friend at Fenway Park.

Found a SoCal friend at Fenway Park.

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