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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.

About the Program - Quincy

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!

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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!



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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

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Thank you to our generous season sponsors:

Sponsors - Quincy
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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.

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