Events

Upcoming Concerts & Events

Seattle Opera School Tour:

Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers

Steven will appear as the pianist for 25+ performances of Seattle Opera's touring production of Kamala Sankaram's one act opera Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers.  More details HERE.  (NB - Steven is not scheduled to perform at the public performances on the weekend of June 8th & 9th.

Alf Hurum Centennial

The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norwegian-American composer Alf Hurum's 1924 arrival in Hawaii.

Steven Luksan will be joined by Laura Loge (soprano) and local musicians on Oahu for the performance of rarely-heard masterpieces by thisImpressionist composer.

More info HERE

Honolulu Concert Tour:

March 4 & 9, 2023

Valparaiso @ Horizon House

A New Chamber Opera

Presenting the world premiere of Valparaiso, and new chamber opera by Steven Luksan (Composer) and Judy Ramey (Librettist).

The premiere will take place at Horizon House in Seattle and is by invitation only.  Please contact Steven if you are interested in attending.

March 22 & 24, 2024

Seattle, WA

Valparaiso @ Saltwater Music Series

A New Chamber Opera

Join us for the world premiere performances of Valparaiso, a new chamber opera by Steven Luksan (Composer) and Judy Ramey (Librettist). Featuring: Nerys Jones (mezzo-soprano), Charles Robert Stephens (baritone), Glenn Guhr (baritone), Karen Early Evans (soprano), and Steven Luksan (piano).

April 13, 2024 - 7:30pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church

22225 9th Ave S.

Des Moines, WA 98198

FREE Admission

Alf Hurum Centennial

The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norwegian-American composer Alf Hurum's 1924 arrival in Hawaii.

Steven Luksan will be joined by Laura Loge (soprano) and Svend Rønning (violin) for the performance of rarely-heard masterpieces by this Norwegian Impressionist composer.

More info HERE


Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma (map)

Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm


Cascadia Art Museum, Edmonds (map)

Saturday, May 4 at 6 pm 


Additional performances to take place in Honolulu, HI. Details TBA.

Valparaiso @ MCNW

A New Chamber Opera

Join us for the world premiere performances of Valparaiso, a new chamber opera by Steven Luksan (Composer) and Judy Ramey (Librettist). Featuring: Nerys Jones (mezzo-soprano), Charles Robert Stephens (baritone), Glenn Guhr (baritone), Karen Early Evans (soprano), and Steven Luksan (piano).

June 1, 2024 - 7:00pm

Music Center of the Northwest

901 N. 96th St.

Seattle, WA 98103

FREE Admission

Norwegian Reinvention

The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society and the Sound Ensemble present a concert of music inspired by Grieg's Holberg Suite and the theme of "Reinvention".  A new suite for chamber orchestra by Steven Luksan will receive its premiere at these concerts

More info HERE


Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow (map)
Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm

The Seasons, Yakima (map)
Sunday, June 9 at 3 pm

First Free Methodist Church, Seattle (map)
Monday, June 10 at 7 pm


Previous Events

Hidden Gems & New Pathways 

(featuring Mike Heitmann)

Vocalist Mike Heitmann performs hidden gems for voice and piano and new takes on old operatic favorites at the Saltwater Music Series. The concert will feature Steven Luksan at the piano in addition to Mike accompanying himself on the guitar.


Saturday, January 13, 2024 @ 7pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church

22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198


Free Admission - Suggested Donation of $10-20 to support the Saltwater Music Series and a great charitable cause. 


Amy Beach Songs

Steven Luksan and Laura Loge perform Amy Beach's songs in English, German, and French as part of Puget Sound Concert Opera's celebration of this important American composer.

Saturday Evening, December 2, 2023 @ Tagney Jones Hall in the Seattle Opera Center (Seattle, WA)

& Sunday Afternoon, December 3, 2023 in Bellevue, WA

Details TBA

International Grieg Society Conference

November 17-19, 2024

The Grieg Academy, Bergen, Norway

Steven presents his original research on Norwegian-American Composer Bjarne Rolseth.

Music in the Museum

Christina Wu (violin),  Erin Wright (viola), and Michelle Huang (piano), perform Steven's "Norwegian Rhapsody" (a trio based on Norwegian folk tunes) at the Cascadia Art Museum.

https://www.cascadiaartmuseum.org/music-in-the-museum/

Nordic Chamber Music: Sweden

A Swedish Serenade


Seattle-based Skyros Quartet (“ravishing, articulate, sonically appealing approach that has passion more than sentiment” review) returns to the Nordic Chamber Music stage with a performance of string quartets by Swedish composers Wilhelm Stenhammar and Elfrida Andrée. Both works base movements on songs from each composer’s childhood. In true serenade form, soprano Laura Loge will join the quartet for composer-in-residence Steven Luksan's new arrangements of art songs by Laura Netzel and Steven Luksan.

Featuring:

The Skyros Quartet

Sarah Pizzichemi & Brandon Vance, violin

Justin Kurys, viola

Willie Braun, cello

Laura Loge, soprano

On the program:

String Quartet in D Minor by Elfrida Andrée

String Quartet No. 5 in C Major by Wilhelm Stenhammar

Selected songs by Laura Netzel and Steven Luksan (arranged for soprano and string quartet by NWEGS Composer-in-Residence, Steven Luksan)


Love, Travails, Dreams: A Journey of African American Song and Poetry

with Chandry Abreu, soprano

Chandry Abreu presents songs by African American Composers, including Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and more!

Sunday, Septmber 24th @ 3pm

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

104 17th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

Northwest Focus LIVE

Members of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle perform Steven's music LIVE on 98.1 Classical KING FM.

Details TBA

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 7pm

Silence and Shadows

Pianist Steven Luksan shares pieces for solo piano by Finnish composer Erkki Melartin, whose music evokes the shades and shadows of the far north and the midnight sun.

 

Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 7pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church

22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198


Free Admission - Suggested Donation of $10-20 to support the Saltwater Music Series and a great charitable cause. 

Pride

Songs by Queer Composers

The Saltwater Music Series presents Darrell J. Jordan (Baritone) and Steven Luksan (Piano and Composer) in a recital featuring works by LGBTQ+ composers, including many world premieres.

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -7PM


Drama!

With Puget Sound Concert Opera and the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society

A collaboration with Puget Sound Concert Opera featuring dramatic music by Edvard Grieg, including selections from Peer Gynt, Before a Southern Convent, Bergliot, Olav Trygvason, and Sigurd Jorsalfar.

The Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle (map)

Friday, June 9 at 7:00 pm


Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Bellevue (map)

Sunday, June 11 at 4 pm

Constitution Day Concert

Saturday, May 20th @ 4pm

Village Green Community Center

Kingston, WA

Join Laura Loge (soprano) and Steven Luksan (composer/pianist) as they perform rarely-heard Norwegian gems in honor of 17. Mai, Norway's Constitution Day.

Spring Rhapsody

NEW DATE

Contralto Rachelle Moss joins pianist/composer Steven Luksan for an evening of song cycles celebrating Spring and nature. The concert will feature songs from throughout the English-speaking world, including works by Jean Coulthard (Canada), Dame Ethel Smyth (England), Steven Luksan (USA), and the world premiere of "Sky to Sea," a piano suite by Nicholas Ryan Kelly.  

Saturday, May 13, 2023 -7PM

Des Moines United Methodist Church

Welcome Spring!

Representing the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society, Soprano Laura Loge and Pianist/Composer Steven Luksan present a concert of Scandinavian music to welcome the new season.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Leif Erikson Lodge (Ballard)

Seattle, WA

Flute Fantasy

A 4 performance tour in Washington & Oregon

Saturday,  February 11, 2023 - 6pm

Cascadia Art Museum,  Edmonds, WA


Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 7pm

Saltwater Music Series, Des Moines, WA


Saturday,  February 18, 2023 - 7pm

Nordia House @ Nordic Northwest, Portland, OR


Saturday,  February 25, 2023 - 7pm

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Leavenworth, WA

Featuring Cassie Lear (flute), Laura Loge (soprano), and Steven Luksan (piano) performing Hildring i Spiel by Øistein Sommerfeldt and works by Alf Hurum, Anne-Marie Ørbeck, Edvard Grieg, and more!

Julekonsert

Steven Luksan accompanies the Seattle Mannskor (aka the Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle) for their Christmas concert, with a special performance by Laura Loge from the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society.


Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 7:30pm

Ballard First Lutheran Church

Seattle, WA

Songs of Prayer and Promise

Ellaina Lewis makes her debut at the Saltwater Music Series, joined by Steven Luksan at the piano. 

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 @ 7pm

Des Moines United Methodist Church

Grieg For Four

Sunday October 30, 2022 - 4pm

W.W. Seymour Conservatory

Tacoma, WA

Tickets & Info

The Skyros Quartet performs string quartets by Grieg and Andrée, and gives the world premiere of Luksan's String Quartet in the intimate setting of the Seymour Conservatory, surrounded by some 3,500 panes of glass.

King FM: Northwest Focus LIVE

Friday, October 28, 2022 -8pm

Tune in to 98.1FM to hear the Skyros Quartet perform Steven Luksan's String Quartet live!

Grieg For Four

Sunday October 23, 2022 - 2pm

National Nordic Museum

Seattle (Ballard), WA

Tickets & Info 

The Skyros Quartet performs string quartets by Grieg and Andrée, and gives the world premiere of Luksan's String Quartet in the beautiful Osberg Hall at the National Nordic Museum.

Folk Impressions

Transformations of Folk Music from the North

Two Performances:


Friday, September 30, 2022 - 7pm

Music Center of the Northwest

Seattle, WA


Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 7pm

Saltwater Music Series

Des Moines UMC, Des Moines, WA


Steven Luksan plays rarely-heard pieces based on folk tunes from Norway and the Hebrides by Alf Hurum, Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, and Marjory Kennedy-Fraser.

Concert details HERE

Norwegian Suites for Strings

Sunday May 22, 2022 - 2pm

National Nordic Museum

Seattle (Ballard), WA

In-person & Livestream Event

Angela Drăghicescu (piano), Espen Lilleslåtten (violin), and Elias Goldstein (viola) perform the world premiere of Steven Luksan's "Norwegian Rhapsody", based on Norwegian folk melodies.

The Nightingale Project

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 2pm

Nordic Hall

Coupeville, WA

In-person Event

A celebration of "The Swedish Nightingale," Jenny Lind.  Steven Luksan and Laura Loge perform pieces associated with the legendary Swedish performer.

For information about more previous events, click HERE