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Before landing the halftime show, YOLA has performed to audiences at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Dudamel, who nabbed a Grammy for Best Orchestra Performance in 2012 and contributed to the score for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," hopes YOLA’s performance in Santa Clara will inspire others.
"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 said in a written statement.
Since 2007, YOLA has provided free instruments and after-school support for musical and academic pursuits to more than 700 students in South LA, the Rampart District and East LA.
Correction: An earlier version of this article included a photo that misidentified the subject as Gustavo Dudamel.