Season 4

Season 4:

2019-2020

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Our 2019/2020 Season had to be cut short due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We hope to present the two cancelled concerts in the future.

Winds of Summer

August 24th, 2019 - 7pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church


Join the Saltwater Music Series for a concert featuring music for wind instruments and piano. The evening will feature performances by flutist Cassie Lear of duets for flute and piano by composer/pianist Steven Luksan. The duo will also perform Godard’s “Waltz,” a piece that Cassie recently performed with the Kolkata Symphony Orchestra in Kolkata, India.

Special guests Soren Hamm and Rebecca Olason will join Cassie for Steven’s composition “Ceremony,” a piece they commissioned to feature the beautiful (and unusual) combination of flute, saxophone, and French horn.

Saltwater Goes Baroque!

October 26th, 2019 - 7pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church

Featuring:

Julia Adams (violin/viola)

Justin Henderlight (oboe/composer)

Steven Luksan (harpsichord/composer)

For the first time, the stage at the Saltwater Music Series will not feature a piano! Join us for an evening of music featuring oboe, violin, viola, and the favorite keyboard instrument of the 17th & 18th century: the harpsichord! The musicians will feature compositions by some of the big names of the Baroque (including Bach and Handel) and by some of their lesser-known contemporaries. Also featured on this program will be original music by local composers Justin Henderlight and Steven Luksan.

An Evening of Song

With Darrell J. Jordan (Baritone) and Steven Luksan (Piano)

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church

Baritone Darrell J. Jordan joins pianist/composer Steven Luksan at the Saltwater Music Series for a concert of English and American art songs. The program includes song settings of beloved English language poetry in works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Quilter, MacDowell, Luksan, and others.

CANCELLED!!

A Celebration of Amy Beach

Featuring Liz Frazer (soprano) & Steven Luksan (piano), and Julia Adams (violin)

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7pm

This concert was cancelled due to the ongoing closures surrounding the COVID19 Crisis. We hope to present this concert at some point in the future.

CANCELLED!

Memories & Migrations: The Onomatopoeia Trio LIVE in Concert

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 7pm

This concert was cancelled due to the ongoing closures surrounding the COVID19 Crisis. We hope to present this concert at some point in the future.