Musical Saturdays with Steven Luksan [online]

As we are not currently able to physically get together for social events, but want to keep our community engaged, curious, and connected, the Alliance Française de Seattle is launching a new musical program in collaboration with Steven Luksan and the Music Center of the Northwest.

Meet us every Saturday at 10am on our Facebook page to watch and listen to a piano interpretation by Steven Luksan; this is an exciting way to discover new musical pieces and composers linked to the Francophone world!

This program is free and will be available on our Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel. You can make a donation below (100% of proceeds will go to the artist).

Steven Luksan

Steven Luksan is a Seattle-based composer and pianist. He received a master’s degree in music composition from the University of British Columbia and bachelor’s degrees in music and Norwegian from the University of Washington. He is the founder and artistic director of the Saltwater Music Series (Des Moines, Washington), a concert series dedicated to performances of local and off-the-beaten-path chamber music. 

Influenced by folk traditions, jazz, minimalism, and the music of his favorite composers from the early 20th century, Steven's compositions comprise pieces for solo piano, chamber music including viola, oboe, or flute, and many art songs. They have been performed throughout the USA, as well as in Canada, Norway, Spain, and Taiwan.

Steven is currently on the faculty of the Music Center of the Northwest, where he serves as a piano instructor and the staff accompanist. He is also the pianist for the French Chorale of the Alliance Française de Seattle, accompanies at Seattle Opera and Shoreline Community College, and is a board member and outreach pianist for the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society.

Check out his performance at AFSeattle's Fête de la musique 2019 and discover his music on Bandcamp:

         

About the Organizer: AFSeattle is a 501(c)(3) educational and cultural non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington in 1987. It is a member of an 800+ network of Alliances Françaises around the world and aims to promote French language and Francophone cultures towards a variety of programs. Discover AFSeattle's membership program and ways to support here.

DATE TITLE COMPOSER
Saturday, September 19 Pensées d'Automne  Mélanie ("Mel") Bonis
Saturday, September 26 French Serenade  Edvard Grieg
Saturday, October 3 Mazurka  Thomas Tellefsen
Saturday, October 10 Mélodie  Louise Farrenc
Saturday, October 17 Notre-Dame  Steven Luksan
Saturday, October 24 Notre-Dame  Alf Hurum
Saturday, October 31 Chanson  Alf Hurum
Saturday, November 7 Méditation  Cécile Chaminade
Saturday, November 14 Romance and Barcarolle  Jehan Alain
Saturday, November 21 Clair de Lune  Edward MacDowell