MUSE/IQUE, known for its inspired, unexpected live music events “curated” by noted artistic director/conductor Rachael Worby, launches its 2013-14 season with "Free For All," a free family-friendly concert in which hip hop and orchestral music collide to create a rocking dance party 6-9 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 on the plaza of the Pasadena Civic Center.
The annual evening features members of the MUSE/IQUE Orchestra and the daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, a genre-bending, culture-blending “United Nations of music” led by Geoff Gallegos (Double G). Adding to the lively musical mix of hip hop, Beatles tunes, jazz and more, will be a crew of dancers, as well as face painting and other special activities for children. The concert is being held in conjunction with Pasadena's "ArtNight,” a city-wide arts celebration. Parsons Corporation is sponsoring all of MUSE/IQUE's education and community programs, including this concert.
“The daKAH Orchestra will have people dancing in the street, literally, perfectly embodying MUSE/IQUE’s own unique sensibilities with its tremendous energy, genre-defying sound and infectious music that appeals to people of all ages," says Worby.
The LA-based daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, founded in 1999, presents hip-hop in symphonic form by musicians from wildly diverse musical backgrounds, cultural experiences, artistic tastes and lifestyles who share outstanding musical dexterity and a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. They include formally trained musicians as well as those who are self-taught and others from jazz and contemporary traditions. The orchestra's first studio album is Unfinished Symphony.
Reservations for “Free for All” are not necessary. The Pasadena Civic Center Plaza is located at 300 E. Green Street in Pasadena. For more information about MUSE/IQUE, please call 626-539-7085 or visit www.muse-ique.com.