Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oh, say can you see a rocking good time?

Rock music is a realm of mystery, in which wild riffs and refrains render simple tunes into stadium-shaking anthems. With soaring voices and brilliant instrumentalists, Rachael Worby will explore the power chords and personal stories behind the iconic songs that make us all sing and shout. In this opening of the Uncorked Series, MUSE/IQUE invites you to a night of discovery that begins with rock and transcends generations as we unearth how music brings us together.


  • Rather than simply covering stadium favorites and greatest hits, ROCK/ANTHEM will curate these uniquely moving songs to answer the questions: what are anthems and what is their impact on us?
  • Anthems began as liturgical music (i.e. religious ceremony). Besides its deep roots in the community, the Pasadena Presbyterian Church is also known for founding KPPC-FM, one of the leading underground radio stations in the U.S. between 1967 and 1971. KPPC-FM was inducted into the Rock Radio Hall of Fame for its experimental and countercultural work. To learn more about why this venue was selected, read this edition of Rachael’s Corner.
  • Artistic Director Rachael Worby will narrate our journey and provide her insight into the venue, the repertoire, and the theme.
  • The repertoire features songs by Adele, the Beatles, Prince, Queen and the Queen of Soul, Radiohead, and Sting. 
  • Like all MUSE/IQUE events, ROCK/ANTHEM will also feature a multitude of connections across genres and disciplines. 


  • ALAN STEINBERGER - KEYBOARD - Associated Acts: John Williams, Neil Young, Cars 3
  • TARIQH AKONI - GUITAR - Associated Acts: Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban
  • DAVE LEWIS - DRUMS - Associated Acts: Vince Neil, Robby Kreiger, Moves After Dark at the Music Center
  • DERRICK WONG - BASS - Associated Acts: Rocky Dawuni, Daniel Marley, Act As If
  • INDIA CARNEY - VOCALS - Associated Acts: The Voice, Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Art
  • JOE KYE - VIOLIN LOOPING AND VOCALS - Associated Acts: Yo-Yo Ma, Senator Bernie Sanders, NPR's Science Friday
  • KENTON CHEN - VOCALS - Associated Acts: Postmodern Jukebox, Sara Bareilles, The Sing-off 


Pasadena Presbyterian Church

585 East Colorado Boulevard 

Pasadena, CA 91101

There will be paid parking available in the structure right across the street from the Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Colorado Boulevard. There will also be limited parking in the church parking lot on Madison Avenue.

Mingling + Refreshments 5:30pm / Performance 6:30pm
Wine and concessions available for purchase. / 60-minute show with no intermission
Wine sponsored by Gale Kohl, Gale's Restaurant

Seating is eclectic and mostly unreserved. For more information about a select few reserved seats through sponsorship or elevated philanthropic giving, please call Development Director Liliane Ribeiro at 626-844-7703 or email
Suggested Attire: Dressy Casual

MUSE/IQUE is grateful to our Producing Sponsors, Parsons Corporation and East West Bank, as well as to our wine sponsor Gale Kohl, Gale's Restaurant.


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