Rachael Worby’s new project, MUSE/IQUE, is about a year old now. MUSE/IQUE, in case you missed it, is an orchestra, a community-oriented orchestra playing both highbrow classics and otherbrow standards in non-traditional locations (i.e., not the concert hall). Worby, its mastermind (or “artistic director” if you prefer), was the music director of the Pasadena Pops for a decade. Now she’s all about revitalizing the concert experience. To that end, MUSE/IQUE kicks off its summer series this Saturday with a program, “Art and Soul of Music,” that includes everything from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean.” And, you know, six-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, who will be playing several songs in tribute to the great Dizzy Gillespie (Sandoval’s new CD is a major Diz tribute). Also, Caltech’s own Brian Brophy, Theater Director extraordinaire, will be playing the mridangam, a double-headed Indian drum. He’ll also be rapping, about theater and jazz and change. Should be quite an evening!
MUSE/IQUE: “Art and Soul of Music with Arutro Sandoval”
Saturday, July 14th, 7:30 pm
Caltech, Beckman Mall
332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena
626.539.7085; muse-ique.com; $35 – $86