SUNSET ON SUNSET
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!
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.
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
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:
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.