Muse/ique's new season to feature Steven Page
Muse/ique, the concert series launched in 2011 by former Pasadena Pops conductor Rachael Worby, will kick off its 2012 season this month with a lineup that includes Steven Page, formerly of the band Barenaked Ladies, and appearances by actors Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Wendie Malick.
The season's first concert will take place March 19 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and will feature an eclectic program of music, plus an appearance by Sandra Tsing Loh.
A western theme is planned for a performance at the Autry National Center (April 9). The event will include a mix of film clips, poems, stories, songs and dances, with guests including Harris, Madigan, Malick and country-western musician Michael Martin Murphey.
A free concert (June 23) will be held at the Pasadena Civic Center. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will perform (July 14) in a concert at Caltech, while musician Rickie Lee Jones will perform (Aug. 18) in another concert at Caltech.
Page will appear in concert (Oct. 8) along with instrumentalist Charlie Greene and the Coals, a local six-piece folk band, at the Rose Pavilion of Phoenix Design in Pasadena. The season's final concert (Nov. 12) will feature the group String Theory at Pasadena's Castle Press.
-- David Ng
Photo: Rachael Worby in 2006. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times