SUNSET ON SUNSET

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Join MUSE/IQUE for a special season finale celebration! This year, we've traced the intricate, interwoven musical history of Los Angeles from Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood & Vine to Central Avenue and Whittier Boulevard (and everywhere in between)! In this performance, we celebrate the broad musical landscape that makes Los Angeles the magnificent city it is.

Artistic Director Rachael Worby is joined by Broadway stars Brandon Victor Dixon (who starred in our season opener Sunrise on Sunset) and Dejah Gomez, and the tremendous MUSE/IQUE Orchestra. Together, we'll reimagine some of the most beloved music made in Los Angeles, from Nina Simone's "Love Me or Leave Me" to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" to Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'" and more. We’ll rock Union Station with an eclectic range of hits from Tito Puente’s "Oye Como Va" to Otis Redding's "Respect". Join us for a look at Los Angeles as the unsurpassed musical mecca, with its breadth of musical identities across so many decades, genres, and venues.

 

ABOUT OUR ARTISTS

 

BRANDON VICTOR DIXON, VOCALS

Brandon Victor Dixon is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award Nominated Actor, Producer, and Social advocate. He has produced multiple works including the Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris. Brandon has also performed in numerous Broadway shows like Hamilton, The Color Purple, and Motown The Musical. We are so excited to welcome Brandon to the Muse/Ique stage for his debut performance!

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Dejah Gomez, vocals

An inimitable talent, accomplished and seasoned vocalist with a solid history of achievement in music entertainment. Dejah, a demure and elegant vocalist, has graced Broadway stages and toured nationally and internationally, supporting legends and icons with her voice, presence, and prowess. From the White House singing with Stevie Wonder, to Royal Albert Hall singing with Michael Bolton, Dejah has been a featured vocalist with the stellar trumpeter, Chris Botti and the late legendary Marvin Hamlisch.

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Molly Miller, Pre-show

Soon after earning her Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 2016, Molly became the chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music, a position she still holds. When Miller’s not on tour, running a guitar department, or in the studio, she heads her own trio, Molly Miller Trio. She’s one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Donna Missal, and Morgxn, at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The MUSE/IQUE Orchestra

Led by Rachael Worby

Michael Valerio (Principal)  Bass/Arrangements

Jamey Tate  Drums/Vocals/Arrangements

Alan Steinberger  Keyboard/Arrangements

Errol Cooney  Guitar/Vocals

Fausto Cuevas  Timbales/Percussion

Rob Schaer  Trumpet/Arrangements

Lisa Donlinger  Violin 1

Mona Tian  Violin 1

Ina Veli  (Principal) Violin 2

Neel Hammond  (Assoc. Principal) Violin 2

Mina Hong  Violin 2

Shawn Mann  (Principal)  Viola

Rodney Wirtz (Assoc. Principal)  Viola

Charlie Tyler (Principal)  Cello

Ginger Murphy (Assoc Principal)  Cello

Marshall McDaniel  Cello

Don Ferrone   (Assoc. Principal) Bass

Chris Grey  Trumpet

Nick Daley  Trombone

Michele Forrest  Oboe/English Horn

Jeff Driskillalto  Sax/Flute

Damon Zicktenor  Sax/Clarinet

Pat Poseybari  Sax/Bass Clarinet

Special Acknowledgements

Maurice Ravel's Bolero is performed by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. , Sole Agent in the US, Canada and Mexico for Durand S.A. Editions Musicales, a Universal Music Publishing Group company, publisher and copyright owner.

Thank you to our generous season sponsors:

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The Havner Family Foundation, The Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, Anonymous (2), Alyce de Roulet Williamson, Ellen and Harvey Knell, Andrew and Avery Barth,  Debbie and Rick Powell, and Michael Casey.