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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. 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 Convention Center

In the decade that gave us funk, punk, disco, and even harder rock, people everywhere found new ways to explore personal liberty. We explore how artists inspired audiences to recognize their own personal power through culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, and identity. 

THE DUKE

Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man

May 21 at The Skirball
May 24 at The Huntington

Duke Ellington, 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 

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. 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

Coming early September 2023, performed in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District and Pasadena area schools.

Anthems and iconic artists have long energized our national struggle for women's equity. 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. 

GOSPEL AND THE KING

Elvis Presley and the Music of Salvation

Coming October 2023 to DTLA.

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 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!

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