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Gustavo Dudamel & Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Discuss Super Bowl Excitement and Coldplay

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Feb 04, 2016 04:21 PM EST

In a remarkable video posted to the NFL website, Gustavo Dudamel and the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) took a moment to show what their organization is all about and just how performing at the Super Bowl half-time show is a dream come true. In it, the young musicians are shown practicing with Chris Martin of Coldplay.

When the news broke that Gustavo Dudamel would lead YOLA in a performance with Coldplay at the premiere football event of the year, the young musicians were floored. For an organization dedicated to bringing music and the arts to children without similar opportunities as others, it's heartwarming to hear the excitement in these young and aspiring musicians who want nothing more than to play.

YOLA is an organization aimed at providing low income families with talented youngsters free music lessons to help achieve their dreams as becoming classical musicians.

Speaking on behalf of the children in YOLA, L.A. Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel remarked, "I was one of these children dreaming with an instrument to build a better life. And the dream is to achieve as much as we can, changing life through music. This is the main goal."

And these dreams of pursuing music are central among all musicians, both young and old. As per Mr. Dudamel, the goal for these kids is to make music their life and to give them the opportunity to express themselves through the beauty and ethos of music.

That's what it's all about with YOLA, and now they are granted a most resounding opportunity to show millions of viewers what classical can do in the arena of pop and football.

Be sure to make your way over to the NFL website to check out what the youth orchestra has to say about their forthcoming engagement with Mr. Chris Martin and Coldplay.

But for now, check out a preview of YOLA below.

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TagsGustavo Dudamel, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, Coldplay, Chris Martin, Super Bowl