QUINCY AT 90
Quincy Jones is a changemaker, who used his undeniable talent as a musician to seize and demand opportunities, often as the first and only Black man in the room and often in the face of blatant racism.
Quincy Jones is a pioneer, collecting such accolades and titles as arranger, author, composer, conductor, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, and television producer in more than seven decades of work. His impressive list of collaborators and credits spans genres (pop, jazz, bossa nova) and mediums (movies, musicals, and more).
His tenacious commitment to his craft and fierce conviction as an artist is the reason he broke through so many once-impenetrable barriers, and the reason so many artists today stand on his shoulders. That is power.
Artistic Director Rachael Worby is joined on stage by the inimitable Brandon Victor Dixon and Sara Niemietz (vocals) and the magnificent MUSE/IQUE orchestra to bring to life the wide-ranging career of this prolific and powerful producer.
From pop megahits like Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" and Michael Jackson's "Human Nature", to sprawling, lush compositions from In the Heat of The Night to The Color Purple, we'll rock the historic Biltmore Bowl with all things Q!
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 back Brandon to the MUSE/IQUE stage for this performance!
ABOUT OUR ARTISTS
sara niemietz, vocals
Sara Niemietz is an singer/songwriter and actress based in Los Angeles. she has starred on Broadway (Carol Burnett’s Hollywood Arms), appeared in television and film (Akeelah and the Bee, Glee), recorded vocals for many scores and projects, released four albums, sang in Times Square before 50,000 people, the Grand Ole Opry, Radio City Music Hall, the California Governor's Ball and spent countless venues worldwide.
The MUSE/IQUE Orchestra
Led by Rachael Worby
Michael Valerio (Principal) Bass/Arrangements
Jamey Tate Drums/Vocals/Arrangements
Myron McKinley Keyboard/Arrangements
Errol Cooney Guitar
Alyssa Park Violin I
Ashoka Thiagarajan Violin I
Mina Hong Violin I
Shana Bey Violin I
Mona Tian Violin I
Ina Veli Violin II
Neel Hammon Violin II
Sydney Adedamola Violin II
Marisa Kuney Violin II
Shawn Mann Viola
Erik Rynearson Viola
Jarrett Threadgill Viola
Charlie Tyler Cello
Ginger Murphy Cello
Ismael Guerrero Cello
Don Ferrone Bass
Johanna Borenstein Flute
Michele Forest Oboe/English Horn
Sara Marsh Clarinet
Damian Montano Bassoon
Jacob Scesney Alto Saxophone/Flute
Damon Zick Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Pat Posey Baritone Saxphone/ Bass Clarinet
Rob Schaer Trumpet
Christopher Gray Trumpet
Dylan Hart French Horn
Katie Faurado French Horn
Nick Daley Trombone
P. Blake Cooperarinet
Pat Poseybari Sax/Bass Clarinet
Thank you to our generous season sponsors:
Anonymous (2), Avery and Andrew Barth, Michael Casey, Nancy and Michael Harahan, The Havner Family Foundation, Ellen and Harvey Knell, The Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, Lois Madison: The Madison Foundation for Families, Debbie and Rick Powell, and Alyce de Roulet Williamson.