MUSE/IQUE’S Sounds of Summer 2013 Opens June 29 with the Legendary Patti Austin



MUSE/IQUE launches “Summer of Sound” 2013 with “Lost in the Stars with Patti Austin,” featuring the Grammy Award-winning legend, on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:30 pm, outdoors at Caltech’s Beckman Mall in Pasadena.

Patti Austin Photographed by Carol Friedman

Patti Austin
Photographed by Carol Friedman

Austin joins MUSE/IQUE Artistic Director Rachael Worby, who conducts the MUSE/IQUE Orchestra in a musical mash up of works by Brubeck, Beatles, Ellington, Weill, Paganini and more. Also spotlighted is critically acclaimed Concertmaster Robert Wilke. “’Summer of Sound’ performances are 90 minutes of pure out-of the-box adventures in sound,” says Worby, who founded MUSE/IQUE in 2011. “Linking master artists like Patti Austin with unexpected musical pairings represents what MUSE/IQUE is all about”, Worby exclaims.

The schedule program is expected to be:
GLINKA                         Russlan und Ludmilla Overture
PAGANINI                    Concerto No.2 (third movement)
SAM COSLO                  Mr. Paganini
DUKE ELLINGTON     Sophisticated Lady
G. and I. GERSHWIN   Swabee
                                         Slap that Bass
                                         Lady Be Good
GEORGE BRUBECK     It’s about Time (medley)
KURT WEILL                New York Suite:
                                             September Song
                                             Mack the Knife
                                             Lost in the Stars
TENA CLARK                Way Up There (written for NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger)
BEATLES                        Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Saturday, June 29, 2013
5:30 pm – gates open for dinner (ordered in advance) or bring-your-own picnics.
7:30 pm – performance

Caltech’s Beckman Mall is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. Pasadena CA 91106.  Plentiful parking is free.  To reserve a catered dinner that can be picked up on site, please contact Perfect Equation Catering at (626) 529-5585.  Concert tickets begin at $10 per person with top tier seating, $96 per person, available to MUSE/IQUE members at the $1,000+ level; students with ID are $10.  MUSE/IQUE membership, which ranges from $250 to $2,500, includes a variety of special benefits including priority seating and services.  For tickets and membership information, please call 626-539-7085 or visit


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