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!
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.
|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|