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MUSE/IQUE Takes A Musical Road Trip With U.S./ROUTES

MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena's pioneering live music organization and counter-conventional orchestra, concludes STATES/UNITED: Mapping Musical America, its inaugural summer series at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, on August 25, 2018, with U.S./ROUTES, at the Brown Garden Lawn, adjacent to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. Tickets are on sale now at

The third and final stop in the STATES/UNITED journey, U.S./ROUTES delves into classic American R&B, soul and pop by exploring iconic locales within America's vast musical landscape. Audiences will be treated to performances of popular American songs such as Duke Ellington's "New World A-Coming," performed by Lara Downes, "Hello, Dolly!," (Jerry Herman/Pearl Bailey); "I Feel Good" (James Brown), "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley), "You Send Me" (Sam Cooke), "Personality" (Lloyd Price) and "Higher and Higher" (Jackie Wilson), sung by Broadway's Chester "CH?SS" Gregory. In a tip of the hat to Leonard Bernstein on his actual birthday, pianist Lara Downes will perform "Cool," "Something's Coming," and "Somewhere," as well as the quintessential American folk song, "Shenandoah." American Ballet Theatre will also perform "Serenade After Plato's Symposium," in addition to Twyla Tharp's "Sinatra Suite."

Please visit the MUSE/IQUE website for additional programming details.

Tickets are now available for purchase at prices ranging from $30-$130. For more information, and to purchase tickets, including group sales, please visit and click on events, or call Audience Services at 626-539-7085.

STATES/UNITED is made possible in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


MUSE/IQUE is a dynamic, nonprofit organization that creates exhilarating live music adventures. Using the whole city as a venue, MUSE/IQUE goes way beyond the concert hall with spectacularly intimate performances which combine music, movement and ideas from a diverse range of genres. Under the leadership of renowned Artistic Director Rachael Worby, MUSE/IQUE's artistic collective consists of an acclaimed orchestra and top musicians from the worlds of jazz, rock, blues, gospel, and more, along with today's best singers, dancers, and thinkers. Together with an enthusiastic and growing audience base, these artists reimagine the possibilities for the live music experience. Founded in 2011, MUSE/IQUE is a membership driven organization presenting nine major public events each year as well as a wide range of education and community engagement programs.

UNCORKED - MUSE/IQUE's signature series UNCORKED consists of five live music events set in iconic locations throughout the city. Each event is curated around a theme that ties directly or subliminally to the physical environment. With mixed eclectic seating for 400-600, UNCORKED emphasizes intimate, shared experiences that enliven audience thinking.

MUSE/IQUE's SUMMER - The centerpiece orchestral festival of the programming year, MUSE/IQUE's Summer is a three-part series featuring a full orchestra and enriched repertoire. The entire series is curated around one unifying theme that incorporates music, literature, visual art, and performance art.

FREE/FOR ALL - MUSE/IQUE produces one free live music event annually in conjunction with Pasadena's city-wide ArtNight Festival. This family-friendly series is a participatory dance party that serves 5,000-6,000 in the plaza of Paseo Colorado's Garfield Promenade.

MUSE/IQUE COMMUNITY - MUSE/IQUE creates curriculum-based, small group music interactions that engage participants in a deeper experience of the repertoire and ideas behind each event. Formerly known as KIDS/IQUE, these community programs began serving foster and at-risk youth and have expanded to serve senior citizens, families in need, and other local groups at our partnering organizations.

About The Huntington

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