Sunday, December 2, 2018

Curated and Conducted by Rachael Worby, Artistic Director

Before we wrote, we sang to tell our stories.


You know those songs that are so powerful they open your heart like a book?

We do, too! We love them!

And we revere master storytellers like Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Franz Schubert, Charles Aznavour, and many more!

There is something wildly joyful about music that tells a story - and only Rachael Worby and her artists can give you the beginning, middle, and end of songs the MUSE/IQUE way!

With a spirited team of singers and musicians, Rachael will unfold the special art of storytelling through all-time favorite hits like “Hit the Road Jack,” “Piano Man,” and “Billie Jean.”



Ashley Faatoalia  Voice  "Sweet toned and ingratiating" -- San Francisco Chronicle | Company member of The Industry, including a début as Marco Polo in the premiere of the Emmy Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize nominated "Invisible Cities" | Performing Artist at LA Opera + Seattle Opera 

Jessica Fichot  Voice + Accordion  "A glittering testament to L.A.'s multiculturalism" -- The Los Angeles Times, referring to her French/Chinese/American heritage | Three critically-acclaimed albums fusing French chanson, Shanghai jazz, and international folk | Songwriter of over 100 children songs used in English as a Second Language programs in over a dozen countries

Liv Redpath  Voice  "She has a youthful timbre and quicksilver bloom on the voice that is rare indeed." -- Parterre Box | Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist for three seasons at LA Opera Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School 

Mike Valerio  Voice + Bass  "One of the most in-demand bassists in the Los Angeles studio scene" -- Contrabass Conversations | Prolific studio artist featured in works, such as "The Hurt Locker," "Sin City," and "Trumbo" | Soloist for Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Boston Pops

Andrew Synowiec  Guitar  Multi-faceted musician with a collection of over 80 stringed instruments | Grammy Award-winner with contributions to albums selling over 10 million copies worldwide | Performing artist for icons such as, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, and Rob Zombie

Ted Atkatz  Percussion  Founder and singer-songwriter for rock band NYCO | Performing artist on film soundtracks, including "Frozen," "The Lone Ranger," and "Up" | Former Principal Percussionist at Chicago Symphony Orchestra


The Artist Entrance, Auditorium of the City of Pasadena | 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Paid parking is available in the Convention Center's underground structure. There are two entrances: Marengo Avenue to the west and Euclid Avenue to the east between Green Street and Cordova. There will also be limited street parking available.

Audiences will be seated on the stage, in the round.
Mingling 6PM 
Tasty treats and libations will be available for purchase. Please note that there will be limited access to tables, and, due to contractual requirements, no outside food or beverages will be permitted. 
Performance 7PM 
We will enjoy a 70-minute show with no intermission. Audiences will be seated in the round on the stage of the Auditorium.
A section of our seating is booked for MUSE/IQUE members and available to them on a first-come-first-served basis, while the rest is eclectic and unreserved for ticket buyers and community guests.

For more information about a select few reserved seats through sponsorship or elevated philanthropic giving ($25,000+), please call Vice President of Philanthropy and Staff Development Juliana Goswick at 626-844-7703 or email
Questions? | Brianne Hannum, Audience Development Manager, is at your service!
Call 626-539-7085 or email

MUSE/IQUE is grateful for the support of East West Bank, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and Parsons Corporation.

Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division

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