Saturday, August 25, 2018
Mingling and dining 6pm / Performance 8pm
Using only a map made of music, see the country in a whole new way as MUSE/IQUE takes you on the ultimate road trip with some legendary traveling partners:
-The fierce optimism of Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein’s New York comes alive through pieces like “New World A-Comin',” played by virtuoso pianist and Bernstein fanatic Lara Downes
-The soul of America from the South to Detroit and beyond is channeled through the impossible charisma of singer Chester “CHΞSS” Gregory performing works made famous by Pearl Bailey, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Jackie Wilson, and Gary, Indiana’s own Michael Jackson.
-And Frank Sinatra’s Vegas swings to life through the miracle of Twyla Tharp’s life-changing choreography, interpreted by Herman Cornejo and Sarah Lane from the American Ballet Theatre.
In this journey full of music and memory, we'll discover the secrets that make each corner of our country special.
FEATURING THE DYNAMIC TALENTS OF:
THE MUSE/IQUE ORCHESTRA
Chester “CHΞSS” Gregory – Vocals – Lead role in The Jackie Wilson Story | Hairspray | Motown: The Musical
Lara Downes – Piano – Mondavi Center Artist in Residence | Laureate of the prestigious Sphinx Organization Medal of Excellence | Named "luscious, moody and dreamy" by The New York Times
Herman Cornejo, American Ballet Theatre – Dance – Recipient of the Peace Messenger Award by UNESCO | Named Dancer of the Year by The New York Times | Winner of the 2013 Bessie Award for Male Dancer of the Year
Sarah Lane, American Ballet Theatre – Dance – Recipient of the 2008 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts | Presidential Scholar in the Arts | Dancing double for Natalie Portman in the film Black Swan
U.S./ROUTES EVENT DETAILS:
ADMISSIONS - CUSTOMIZE THE MAGIC!
GET IT ALL – SUMMER/PACKAGES are flexible, customized plans designed to help you reserve the best seats at the best prices! (Best for those who need 6+ tickets.)
PICK AND CHOOSE – SINGLE TICKETS include scenic seating under the stars as well as parking! (Best for first-time guests.)
SWANKY PERKS – SPONSORING PATRONS enjoy concierge service and exclusive benefits with seats in the first few rows! (Best for those seeking an elevated experience.)
LOCATION + PARKING - The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Check-in at the Courtyard of the Visitor Center
Seating on the Brown Garden Lawn
MUSE/IQUE guests may use The Huntington’s parking lot accessible from the gate at Oxford Road beginning at 6:00pm. Parking is complimentary and included with admission to U.S./ROUTES. Please heed all signs and instructions from parking attendants for a smooth, breezy experience.
DINING DETAILS – AL FRESCO FEASTS AND MERRIMENT
Mingling and dining 6pm | Concessions and bar provided by Bon Appétit.
PRE-ORDERED BOXED MEALS are available for purchase until Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Click here to view the menu.
CONCESSIONS will be available onsite at U.S./ROUTES.
HOMEMADE PICNICS AND SPREADS are warmly welcomed. All guests will be seated on 60-inch round tables perfect for comfortable and convivial dining.
Please note that due to San Marino restrictions guests may not bring their own alcoholic beverages.
SHOWTIME – THE MUSICAL ADVENTURE BEGINS!
Performance 8pm | 90-minute show with no intermission
Suggested Attire: Garden Party Chic
MUSE/IQUE is grateful to our Title Sponsor East West Bank and to our host The Huntington.
MUSE/IQUE is also grateful to Parsons Corporation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and its Sponsoring Patrons for their support of the summer series.