Saltwater Music Series

Saltwater Music Series
A Chamber Music Series in South King County, WA
Hosted by Des Moines United Methodist Church
Des Moines, WA (25 minutes south of Downtown Seattle)

The Saltwater Music Series is partnership between Steven Luksan (composer/pianist/organist) and the Missions Team of Des Moines United Methodist Church.  These concerts provide a chance for residents of South King County to experience exciting, fresh chamber music in a casual setting; all while supporting a variety of great causes.  Through these concerts we hope to build a stronger community, encourage and support local musicians, and give generously.  

All concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Des Moines United Methodist Church (22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198  -- MAP ). 
Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 to support the evening's cause.

Saltwater Music Series 
Season Two
Next Concert:
Saturday, October 21, 2017
An Evening of Song with Rachel Duval

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.

Rachel spent the last six years living in Barcelona, Spain. She gained international attention when she appeared on the Spanish National Television (TVE) program Insuperables, a show viewed by five million Spaniards. Now back in the States, Rachel recently appeared at the Opera Cultura in San Jose, with the Cantati Project in NYC, and at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY.

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!

Admission to the concert is FREE, with a $10 donation encouraged to support UMCOR's fund for Disaster Relief in the USA.  Transportation will be available from Wesley Homes Des Moines, with the bus picking up at the Terrace at 6:30pm and at the Gardens shortly thereafter.