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Gustavo Dudamel and Youth Orchestra L.A. to perform at Super Bowl halftime show / Los Angeles Times

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For the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Coldplay and Beyoncé will get some company from a different kind of musical superstar: Gustavo Dudamel is set to lead members of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles during the splashy event, organizers are expected to announce on Thursday. The conductor, who is the music and artistic director of the L.A. Philharmonic, will be joined onstage by students from the YOLA at Expo site in South L.A., which is a partnership of the philharmonic, Harmony Project and the Expo Center.

The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, spotlighted in this L.A. Times report from 2015, has been chosen to perform during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.  Super Bowl 50 is set for Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The game, which will air on CBS, will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos for football's biggest prize -- and the halftime show has come to be television's biggest stage.

In a release, Dudamel said that "this is a wonderful honor and an extraordinary showcase for YOLA, as well as a tribute to youth orchestras worldwide. When we play, it will be for the youth of the world so they can be inspired to create both a better life for themselves and a better future."   SEE THE FULL LA Times ARTICLE