2023 EVENT SCHEDULE
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. Members will be the first to hear all the exciting details!
QUINCY AT 90: The Power to Produce Change
March 2 and 3 | The historic Biltmore Bowl at The Biltmore Hotel
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.
HIGHER GROUND: The Music of Liberation of the 1970s
March 30 | The Pasadena Civic Center
In the decade that gave us funk, punk, disco, and even harder rock, people everywhere found new ways to explore personal liberty. During the Golden Age of vinyl, the most transformative music was also the most popular. We explore liberation through the music of the 1970s and how artists inspired audiences to recognize their own personal power through culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, and identity. Be there or be square.
THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man
May 21 at The Skirball | May 24 at The Huntington
Through his music, Duke Ellington made an old world new. 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.
THE UNAMERICANS: Free Expression and the Undoing of the Hollywood Blacklist
June 21 and 22 at The Huntington | June 25 at The Skirball
In the mid-20th century, many of our great film and music makers were censored but they could not be silenced. 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.
BERNSTEIN AT HEART: Learning is Living
August 3 at The Huntington | August 6 at The Skirball
Leonard Bernstein's legendary "Young People's Concerts" helped define our modern imagination. One year after the Broadway debut of West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein's groundbreaking educational series with the New York Philharmonic was delivered to audiences worldwide via television. 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.
RESPECT: The Electrifying Music of the Women's Movement
Anthems and iconic artists have long energized our national struggle for women's equity. Legions of legendary artists have raised their voices to move humanity forward. From Marian Anderson to Lady Gaga, this show highlights the singers and songwriters who fought for women's rights and recognition of their power and agency through song.
Coming early September 2023, performed in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District and Pasadena area schools. Specific dates and locations announced soon.
GOSPEL AND THE KING: Elvis Presley and the Music of Salvation
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.
Coming October 2023 to DTLA. Specific dates and location announced soon.
THE POWER OF ONE
November 11 | The historic Biltmore Bowl at The Biltmore Hotel
Join us for an evening celebrating the power of one. ONE Rachael Worby. ONE celebrity guest. ONE chance to see it live. ONE important way to support MUSE/IQUE, raising money to bring live music to so many someONEs! This special event benefits MUSE/IQUE'S education and community engagement efforts designed to share the music and imagination of our seasons with the most vulnerable people in our communities.
This event is for our members at our Orchestra $10,000 level and above. If you would like to attend this once-in-a-lifetime experience and similar events in the future, upgrade your membership today!
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