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Season 2 - EP6
The LA rock band gives a special performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Runtime - 13 mins
About the episode
The LA-based icons collaborate with members of the LA Phil and YOLA on performances of songs from "OK Human" and "Weezer" (The Blue Album). Plus, singer Rivers Cuomo catches up with an old friend—the LA Phil’s Akiko Tarumoto.
Alumni reunite and rock out at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Four YOLA alumni—Fabiola Marinero (violin), Yuriko Imada (violin), Samantha Rosas (viola), and Zenaida Aparicio (cello)—joined members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Weezer for an historic Sound/Stage performance capture this spring.
As veterans of the YOLA program, they are no strangers to the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage or performing alongside world-renowned musicians. For them, what was most impactful about the day was reuniting with their friends on stage for the first time in more than a year….
“Playing music with my friends made me remember why I loved performing and playing music. Getting to share this moment with some of my closest friends made the whole experience more memorable.”
“You could the feel how happy everyone was to see each other. The last time I played in the Hall was actually during my high school graduation and now I am graduating from undergrad. It felt like a full circle moment!”
“I was both thrilled and terrified to work with other musicians again after being quarantined for what felt like an eternity. I had so much fun working in person again and it made me feel hopeful about the current situation; it was really nice to see how we are slowly adapting and trying to make things work.”
We thank Yuriko, Samantha, Fabiola, and Zenaida—four exceptionally talented artists among the thousands of dedicated musicians who have studied music in YOLA throughout its 15-year history.
An LA Phil Media Production LA Phil Media is supported by the David C. Bohnett Discovery and Innovation Fund
Gustavo Dudamel Music & Artistic Director
Directed by George Elizondo and Vincent Adam Paul
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Rob Mathes
SOUND DESIGN Audio Engineers: Fred Vogler and Sergey Parfenov Mixed by Paul Hager
IATSE LOCAL 33 Kevin Brown, Master Carpenter Andy Kassan, Master Electrician Donald Quick, Property Master Michael Sheppard, Master Audio-Visual/Union Steward Kevin Wapner, Assistant Audio-Visual The stage crew is represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, Local 33
POST-PRODUCTION Editor: Jeff Merritt and Rick Kent