Piano Jam

Aug 3, 2014
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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 conventional orchestra,” presents a piano jam.

We can’t walk by a piano without pressing a key. This summer, 5 furious talents, with 10 hands, 2 pianos, and 176 keys, tell us why. With crates full of childlike curiosity. (MUSE/IQUE)

Featured performers include Joanne Pearce Martin, Gavin Martin, Bryan Pezzone, Alan Steinberger, Ray Ushikubo, and the MUSE/IQUE orchestra.

Conductor Rachael Worby

Maestra Rachael Worby


Spread out on Beckman Mall Lawn at Caltech or buy a seat, bring a picnic dinner or pre-order a boxed meal from Perfect Equation Catering. Meals start at $20 for parmesan crusted breast of chicken with sundried vermicelli pasta, grilled vegetables, rustic bread and butter, and an almond bar with fresh berries. Six other options are available, topping out at sliced roasted tenderloin of beef; asparagus, new potatoes, capers, roma tomatoes and dijon dressing salad; rustic bread and butter; and a cheesecake brownie and fresh berries for $28. Orders may be placed by calling Perfect Equation at 626.529.5585 or emailing



Keys/Unlocked: The Irresistible Power of Piano
Saturday, August 9th, 5:30 p.m. (dining) & 7:30 p.m. (90-minute concert)
Caltech, Beckman Hall Lawn, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena 91106
Tickets: $20-$250, order here or call 626.539.7085
For details, visit


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