A Hard Day’s Day

Yesterday was a 28-30 hour day for most of the young musicians of YOLA. It started like any normal Tuesday--Karen, a 16-year-old YOLA cellist told me she got up early like she always does and drove her brother to school--but then things changed in a hurry. At Walt Disney Concert Hall, the YOLA musicians were … Continue reading A Hard Day’s Day

YOLA in (Little) Tokyo

Today, 15 talented young musicians—ages 13 to 17—from the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program will arrive in Tokyo, Japan. The students are traveling in conjunction with the LA Phil’s own Asian tour…and will be meeting up with their youth orchestra counterparts in El Sistema Japan to rehearse and perform together before playing … Continue reading YOLA in (Little) Tokyo

An “Independence Referendum Day” Scotify Playlist

As voters in Scotland decide whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom today, here is a playlist of some of the best classical music to come out of Scotland. (I especially like the bagpipe cameo in Davies' "An Orkney Wedding With Sunrise.") And despite her Italian name, violinist Nicola Benedetti--who just … Continue reading An “Independence Referendum Day” Scotify Playlist

Here Are The Best Beatles Covers On Spotify

You're welcome.There are nearly 250 Beatles covers here. That adds up to more than 14 hours of music. So, you could hop in your car and drive from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon without hearing the same song twice.I've put it in alphabetical order, so it's easy to find a specific song. (At least I … Continue reading Here Are The Best Beatles Covers On Spotify