Season 2

Season 2:

2017-2018

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Late Summer Nights

August 26, 2017 - 7pm

Julia Adams (violinist/violist) returns to the Saltwater Music Series to join Steven Luksan (pianist/composer) for a concert of classical chamber music evoking the peace and beauty of a summer evening. They will present pieces by an eclectic group of Romantic composers (including Stenhammar, Grieg, Debussy, Sinding, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and more!), along with original compositions by Steven Luksan.

An Evening of Song with Rachel Duval

October 21, 2017 - 7pm

New York-based soprano Rachel Duval, a graduate of the University of Washington, returns to the PNW to give the world premiere performances of songs by local composers Steven Luksan and Dr. Justin Henderlight.

This concert will feature new musical settings of poetry of Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, and Portland-based poet Val Mallinson. Rachel will be joined by Steven Luksan (piano & organ), Justin Henderlight (oboe), and Julia Adams (violin) for this one-of-a-kind concert!

Pipes and Strings

January 20, 2018 - 7pm

Join us for a celebration of music that showcases Des Moines UMC’s mighty organ and the church’s brand-new piano! Steven Luksan will present works for solo keyboard representative of various musical styles of the last 400 years, from Baroque, to Classical, to Modern, including new compositions written just for this concert! Special Guest Dr. Justin Henderlight will also present new compositions for oboe and organ.

Program to include works by Haydn, Henderlight, Luksan, Scheidt, Debussy, Chopin, and more!

Une Soirée Parisienne

March 17, 2018 - 7pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Saltwater Music Series with an evening of French music! Pianist Steven Luksan will be joined by Dr. Liz Frazer, soprano, for an evening of French mélodies, or art songs, by some of the under-represented masters of Romanticism: Reynaldo Hahn, Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Fauré, and Amy Beach. Steven will also present music for piano by Claude Debussy, his own piano composition, Suite Parisienne, and original songs for voice and piano (in English) inspired by French poetry.

Flute Dialogues

Featuring the Silver Edges Duo

May 19, 2018 - 7pm

The Silver Edge Duo (LA-based flutists Alysa Treber and Luisa Cartagena) finish their 2018 West Coast Tour with a stop at the Saltwater Music Series! Program to include music by Ginastera and Muczynski alongside newly-commissioned duos by American composers Nicholas Cazares and Steven Luksan.