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Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles Season Ending Concert
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Pre-Concert Lecture 2:00pm
Concert: 3:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) will present its Season Ending Concert at the world famous Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012. The program will feature Crown Imperial by William Walton, Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, the Finale to The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky, and violinist Jordan Busa performing Meditation from “Thais” by Jules Massenet. The highlight of the program will be a performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 by Sergei Prokofiev, featuring 16-year old pianist Ferre Hodges. The orchestra will also perform a Tribute to the late Whitney Houston.
ICYOLA is comprised of primarily African-American youth aged 10-25 from the various communities of Greater Los Angeles. It transforms lives and minds of inner city youth by teaching its members the great music of the world, and providing performance opportunities in the greatest settings of the world. Within the last year, the orchestra has performed for the Martin Luther King Memorial dedication luncheon in Washington, DC, for the Los Angeles Times Book Fair on the campus of USC, for the NAACP National Convention, and for a presidential fundraiser honoring First Lady Michelle Obama.
Jordan Busa hails from Long Beach, CA, where he is a 2012 graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Jordan has studied classical violin for twelve years under the tutelage and mentorship of Bernard Jain. He has been an orchestra member of several orchestras, including Long Beach Poly Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, Southern California Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and currently serves as the Concertmaster of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), which recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform at the dedication ceremonies for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.
Jordan plans to attend college in the fall to study music and engineering. After graduating from college, he hopes to become a propulsion engineer in the aerospace industry.