Muse/ique’s Special Performance at East West Bank


Muse/ique and East West Bank collaborated to celebrate a new partnership between the organizations during a concert at the bank’s Pasadena branch, which also has a gallery of beautiful Chinese artwork.
“Our partnership with Muse/ique came very naturally. At East West Bank, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to support our communities, which Muse/ique does very well. They are unlike any organization we’ve ever worked with,” said East West Bank Chairman/CEO Dominic Ng. “Through this partnership, we look forward to expanding their great work and deepening our community connections.”
Muse/ique Artistic Director Rachael Worby agreed, saying that the organizations’ visions complement each other well.
“When Dominic Ng shared with me the bridge-building vision behind East West Bank, we had an instant sense of shared purpose,” Worby said. “Muse/ique creates bridges through live music, which connect people to one another and their own best selves. In business and philanthropy, East West Bank globally bridges communities and cultures East to West and West to East, and locally bridges neighborhoods here in Pasadena and in the greater Los Angeles area.
“When East West Bank honored Muse/ique with a generous partnership, we had cause to celebrate and we wanted to celebrate with live music, which would also serve as a bridge between East and West and inspire us to awakened thinking for the new year.
“All the credit goes to East West Bank for conceiving this celebration to help us thank people who were most generous during the first five years of Muse/ique. What a magical way to bring the bank’s family together with ours to imagine the possibilities!
“On the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the year of the rooster, symbolizing a new dawn. And it is!”
Tuck Andress, Kenton Chen and Karen Han were the standout musicians who performed.
“For everyone sitting in the room, our hearts were so moved by the music,” said East West Bank First Vice President Renee Chang. “Our bank wants to do outreach in the community; we love partnering with Pasadena organizations.”

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