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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! 

** Due to logistic difficulties, Higher Ground has been canceled. In its place, we are thrilled to announce we will be remounting Central Avenue in July! See below for more details.

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.

CENTRAL AVENUE: The Rocking, Rolling Story of the South LA Music Legends Who Changed the Whole World

July 15 and July 16 | Downtown Pasadena 

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. This special open house will be held in Downtown Pasadena and be open to the community.

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

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

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.

THE POWER OF ONE - special, once-a-year fundraising event!

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!

How To Attend and RSVP


MUSE/IQUE is a member-driven organization. Membership means your dollar stretches further! With membership, you gain access to a year of top-tier events while directly supporting initiatives to bring live music experiences to your community.

There are two easy ways to attend MUSE/IQUE events!

1. Become a MUSE/IQUE member and receive free admission to a year of MUSE/IQUE events. Click here to compare membership levels.

Special offer: Trial Membership - $100

Admission for one to the next three consecutive showsClick here to take advantage of this special offer.

2. Purchase a single admission for $75.

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