Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘MUSE/IQUE’

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Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz
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Swing, jive, feel alive. Muse/Ique artistic director and conductor Rachel Worby is taking Leonard Bernstein to another level during a jam session on August 8th with Dee Dee Bridgewater who, according to the Amsterdam News (3.26.2015), is “the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.” In this raucous evening—”Jazz/Genesis” on August 8th—the artists of MUSE/IQUE […]

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Rachel Worby, Muse/Ique‘s founder and conductor, states that Quattrosound’s “energy is unmatched.” At the 14th Annual Latin Grammy’s, Quattrosound was nominated for Best New Artist. The ensemble blends Latin pop, jazz, and classical, what the group calls “popzzical,” which is also the name of its debut album. Quattrosound, writes Worby, “share(s) our passion to rethink rules […]

Free/For All at ArtNight

Free/For All at ArtNight

Muse/Ique is having a free-for-all, but it shouldn’t come to blows. Street sounds of classical, Latin, and pop fusion collide for a dance party with QUATTRO and soul singer/songwriter Chris Pierce. Family audiences and urban revelers alike are invited to dance, groove, and enjoy food and drinks on the bustling grounds of the Civic Center […]

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

“We’re challenging ourselves to listen like Lincoln,” writes Muse/Ique founder, artistic director and conductor Rachael Worby. On February 8th, Muse/Ique presents “Liberty/Conceived” with Courtney B. Vance as special guest narrator, the Muse/Ique orchestra, opera singers, and gospel singers of the DkF vocal ensemble. The evening will be celebrating as well the re-opening of Pasadena Civic’s […]

Join Us in the Locker Room

Join Us in the Locker Room

“Play is our way  of finding spontaneous happiness together…and all play is child’s play.” So declares MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena’s “counter conventional orchestra” led by Rachael Worby who will be joining with 3-time Grammy Award-winner, composer, and pianist Billy Childs for “Childs Play.” This evening celebrating the joy of jazz and featuring “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Hallelujah,” and “Sophisticated […]

Piano Jam

Piano Jam

Carnival of Piano. Harpsichords to iPads. Toy piano to Grand. Bach collides with Gershwin. Influences explored. Varieties juxtaposed. Merriment embraced. Remixed by five distinguished Los Angeles pianists with unique backgrounds and dynamic personalities synthesizing their artistry.  Rhapsody in Blue, “Piano Man,” Carnival of the Animals, “‘Round Midnight,” and the 1812 Overture. Rachael Worby’s MUSE/IQUE, “a counter […]

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

“We all kind of found that our individual ideas were surpassed by our idea of playing music as a collective,” says Cory of Moonsville Collective. Cory, along with members Ryan, Dan, Drew, and Seth will be performing at MUSE/IQUE‘s “Front/Porch” event at the Robert R. Blacker House on May 5th. Early twentieth century architects Greene […]

Art Night 2013

Art Night 2013

Born in Normandy and having spent her childhood years in Limousin and Brittany, artist Valérie Daval now calls Pasadena home. “A unique color and gesture spring from each of us,” she states. Her works can be as large as 9 by 13 feet or as small as 4 by 8 inches, but they all seem to […]

The Long Table

The Long Table

Dine under nature’s canopy right on Green Street…sans the swoosh and veering of cars. Replacing cars for one entire block, The Long Table will have its Playhouse District Food & Wine Celebration inaugural debut Saturday, August 24th. Communal tables will be set up and diners will experience “epicurean fare, refreshing drinks, and wonderful music” from seven […]

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

MUSE/IQUE was born two years ago as a “counter conventional orchestra.” The maestra, Rachael Worby, answers some questions posed by Hometown Pasadena’s Julia Harm. What is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE? RW: The audience is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE. Our MUSE/IQUE members are adventurous. When we started, we saw an opportunity to do something […]

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