Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Rachael Worby’


Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived
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“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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Children

Celebrating Children

What does it take to care for a community? How about some Lawry’s seasoning salt and a couple of windshields and canopies? Translation: the Frank family, owners of Lawry’s Foods, Inc., and Oswald “Ozzie” Llamas of Llamas Plastics. The local branch of the nonprofit Hathaway-Sycamores is holding its awards reception on Thursday, September 20th, honoring […]

MUSE/IQUE Summer Series Opener with Arturo Sandoval

MUSE/IQUE Summer Series Opener with Arturo Sandoval

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 […]

Going Out with a POPS

Going Out with a POPS

This Saturday is both the last Pasadena POPS show of the summer season, and the last ever conducted by Rachael Worby. Her exit music will consist of movie tunes from The Way We Were, Funny Girl, The Little Mermaid (sung by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson), The Wizard of Oz, and, of course, […]

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