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MUSIC = POWER

Join MUSE/IQUE for an invigorating new season that explores the artists whose music propelled social change and made us feel like we could take on the world.

Learn how to attend and RSVP.

BERNSTEIN AT HEART

Learning is Living

August 3 at The Huntington
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

August 6 at The Skirball
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

Leonard Bernstein's legendary "Young People's Concerts" helped define our modern imagination. Inspired by Artistic Director Rachael Worby's idol, we learn how these famed telecasts became a blueprint for learning and a lesson in the power of knowledge that still resonates today.

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RESPECT

The Electrifying Music of the Women's Movement

September 8 and 9 at The Wilshire Ebell Theater
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

Anthems and iconic artists have long energized our national struggle for women's equity. From Marian Anderson to Dolly Parton, this show highlights the singers and songwriters who fought for women's rights and recognition of their power and agency through song. 

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GOSPEL AND THE KING

Elvis Presley and the Music of Salvation

October 19 and 21 at The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

The King of Rock and Roll owes his crown to a life-saving musical tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Gospel music empowered people long before Elvis Presley introduced millions to its sound. We trace the deepest roots of rock and roll and discover the history of American music that you never knew you never knew.

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A Special Appreciation Event for Donors to Our Community and Education Programs

THE POWER OF ONE

Featuring a Musical Celebration of Abraham Lincoln 
November 12
At the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary difference one person can make to change the world. 

This event benefits MUSE/IQUE'S efforts to share the music and imagination of our seasons with the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

The evening features Rachael Worby and the MUSE/IQUE orchestra in stirring performances of the music that inspired Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime, as well as modern American classics that pay tribute to his brave leadership.

Celebrity guests from the worlds of stage, screen, arts, and literature will give voice to Lincoln's words in readings of landmark speeches from the Gettysburg Address to the second inaugural address

and more.

Invitation coming soon!

PAST EVENTS

Quincy at 90

The Power to Produce Change

March 2 and 3 at The Historic Biltmore Bowl
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

 

Quincy Jones changed the face of music. This bold, brave, multi-hyphenate music mogul boasts a storied musical legacy unlike anyone else. We trace his journey as a trumpet player alongside jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie, to his accolades as a groundbreaking film composer, to his breathtaking collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, and beyond. In honor of this legendary producer’s 90th birthday, we celebrate Quincy’s power as a social activist and changemaker influencing some of the biggest names in music and opening the door for future generations.

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THE DUKE

Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man

May 21 at The Skirball
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm
May 24 at The Huntington
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

Duke Ellington, the man known for his revolutionary fusion of jazz and classical, not only gave America its signature sound, but he also lifted countless voices into our shared cultural conversation. Through rousing song and dance, we illuminate Ellington's ingenuity that shines in our lives even today.

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THE UNAMERICANS

Talented and Targeted

June 21 and 22 at The Huntington
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

June 25 at The Skirball
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

This is the fascinating story of the infamous Hollywood blacklist of the 1940s and 1950s, and how music rose above scandalous propaganda to define the true American sound. In connection with Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare presented at The Skirball Cultural Center, we delve into the intersection of politics, art, and social dynamics.

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MUSE/IQUE in conjunction with The New 9th and the Central Avenue Jazz Festival present: 

CENTRAL AVENUE: OPEN HOUSE

The Extraordinary Story of the South LA Music Legends Who Changed the World

July 12 at The Beehive
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

July 15 and 16 at Memorial Park
Doors: 6:30pm, Music: 7:30pm

This special open house is free to the community. RSVPs are required.

 

Back by popular demand, we’re remounting one of our most popular, talked-about performances of our 2022 season. If you missed it the first time, now is your chance to celebrate the legacy of jazz that began on Central Avenue, the west coast’s answer to the Harlem Renaissance.

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HOW TO ATTEND AND RSVP

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Membership gives you free admission to 12 months of MUSE/IQUE programs, effective from your date of purchase. Click here to compare membership levels.

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