Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Stars LA Philharmonic's Gustavo Dudamel And YOLA

Posted: Jan 29 2016, 4:38am CST | by , in Super Bowl


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Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show stars LA Philharmonic's  Gustavo Dudamel and YOLA
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Coldplay brings classical music to the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show.

Classical music makes a debut at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Coldplay invited the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), led by Los Angeles Philharmonic's Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.

YOLA will perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on Sunday, February 7 broadcasted on CBS.

“This is a wonderful honor and an extraordinary showcase for YOLA, as well as a tribute to youth orchestras worldwide,” said Dudamel. “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.”

Dudamel will be joined on the stage by students from the program’s YOLA at EXPO site in South L.A., a partnership of the LA Philharmonic's, Harmony Project, and the EXPO Center, a Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility.

Gustavo Dudamel is defined by his untiring advocacy for access to music for all. Through YOLA, conceived by Dudamel and inspired by Venezuela’s pioneering El Sistema, the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to more than 700 students from underserved neighborhoods, empowering them to become vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change.

The Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show is the most watched musical event of the year. More than 118.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, marking the most-watched Halftime Show ever. The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show will be broadcast worldwide from Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay area.

Coldplay is pushing the boundaries of the Super Bowl Halftime Show with inviting Gustavo Dudamel and his students. How and what YOLA will perform in the 12 minute long Hafltime show is still under wraps.

So far only Beyonce is somewhat confirmed to join Coldplay in the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. The NFL still has not officially confirmed that. Bruno Mars is also still in the rumor mill.

Super Bowl 50 will take place on February 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, at the Levi's Stadium. The stadium is the home of the home of the San Francisco 49ers. Super Bowl 50 will be topping all previous Super Bowl's because of the anniversary. Marketers are flocking to Super Bowl 50 and it will be a huge TV event. Read our Super Bowl 50 Facts to learn everything important about Super Bowl 50.

CBS is broadcasting the Super Bowl 50. The Super Bowl 2016 game will be preceded by a weeklong series of public events held throughout the Bay Area. The Super Bowl City fan village, the NFL Experience and the Media Center will be hosted in San Francisco. The Super Bowl 50 will get a week long treatment on CBS involving specials and Late Night take overs. The Super Bowl 50 Kickoff Time is at 6:30pm ET.

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