Steinway Sessions

Event Steinway Session Tony Karam Wb2


Steinway Sessions is the only live Museum+ performance series of its kind spotlighting international quality musicians, set amidst the art and beauty of the Peoria Riverfront Museum galleries, and using the most valuable instrument every purchased for Peoria, the Spirio grand piano made by Steinway & Sons.

The Steinway is on loan from the KDB Group and Greg Birkland in memory of Betty Jayne Brimmer. Steinway Sessions is sponsored by Friends of Performance, the Steinway Piano Gallery, Springfield and Visionary Society. The overall Museum+ performance program is expertly guided by guest curators Nathan and Julie Gunn and generously sponsored by Linda Beth and Ed Sutkowski. 

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce a partnership with Steinway and Sons and Sue Lutz, bringing stunning performances in the galleries to enhance our current exhibits.

Steinway and Sons is providing a Spirio B|r in our gallery, for Guest Artist Leon Lewis-Nicol to perform.

A Native of Sierra Leone, Leon Lewis-Nicol is a jazz pianist whose musical inspiration, compositions, and improvisational voice are deeply rooted in his West African Heritage and Christian beliefs. Leon is an active performing/touring artist who leads his own group and has made numerous appearances with other groups including the New York based band ‘Michael Mwenso and the Shakes’ whom he made his debut performance with at The Lincoln Center in New York City.

Lewis-Nicol will play a one-hour set in current exhibition: FRESH: New Directions in Contemporary Art , pairing his unique, modern sound with outstanding pieces of contemporary art for a visual and auditory experience like no other.


Student: $15 (with current student ID)
Visionary Society Member: $20
Member Adult: $25
Adult: $30


Hors d'oeuvres and dessert included with ticket price, cash bar available

Sponsored by Visionary Society, Steinway & Sons and Susan Lutz, A Museum+ Program.