The Luminous World Orchestra

"It leaves you quietly transfixed and grateful to be alive to hear such beauty."
The Daily Om

Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Part 1
Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Pt. 1 made it to #8 on the New Age International Radio Broadcast charts
Threading the Ether
Threading the Ether made it to #16 on the New Age International Radio Broadcast charts
Deva made RJ Lannan's "Top Ten Albums of the Year"
Muses of Aqua
Muses of Aqua made RJ Lannan's "Top Ten Albums of the Year"
Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Part 2
Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Part 2

"These two albums both conducted by Steven Chesne with the LWO were the high point of the year."

Music review, RJ Lannan's Sounding Board

Moments From the Life Stories of Strangers - Pt.1 was nominated for "Best Neo-Clasic Recording of 2014" by the ZMR Monitored International Radio Broadcasters.


"It leaves you quietly transfixed and grateful to be alive to hear such beauty...

...great torrents of spiritual gratitude...

The results on the LWO's debut, Deva, were astounding."

Music Review, "Daily Om"


"In my three decades as a music journalist, the compositions of Steven Chesne and The Luminous World Orchestra offer some of the most unique creative chemistry I’ve experienced.

This album is a masterpiece, reflecting the harmonious fusion of diverse genres with classical and world instruments, and is sure to appeal to a wide variety of listeners."

Michael Diamond, Reviewer Music and Media Focus


"It is the magical music of light. It is the radiance of stars...

"Chesne has been permanently assigned to my desert island list. He has the astonishing ability to combine music from heaven and earth."

R.J. Lannan, Music Review


"Beautiful, expansive music ...peaceful but powerful upliftment...

Steven's multi-dimensional music can take you deep into your heart as well as transport you to the far stretches of the cosmos."

Science of Mind Magazine, Music Reviewer


"The CD's haunting beauty is almost surreal."

Music Review, "New Age Retailer"


"Their refined textures and skillful compositions take you someplace worth going.”

Stephen Hill, "Hearts of Space"


"Poetic ebb and flow, an experience that defies labeling. Soothing, picturesque tracks that convey deep emotional qualities, seemingly woven into stillness and spirit."

Joe Kara, "LA Yoga" Magazine


"Truly a slice of heaven.' "This is ear candy that transforms into chicken soup for the soul."

Keith Hannaleck, Music reviewer


"A masterpiece of haunting beauty...

"It's hard to write about the music of Chesne and the LWO in anything but glowing superlatives. Unabashed emotional and spiritual passion...emotionally evocative, lush... surreal. Gossamer...a tonal painting, translucent, with wave upon wave of pastels of unrivaled hues indescribable sonic tableau."

Music Review, "Light Connection Magazine"


"As The Luminous World Orchestra, Steven Chesne makes a subtle music whose deceptively austere arrangements result in a lush emotional resonance..."

John Diliberto, Host of "Echoes"


"Chesne has done something unprecedented with these familiar sounds. The result is cohesive and masterful, creating an elegant environment..."

"This is a graceful recording..."

"Aura Magazine" music review by Bette Timm


"He deftly blends orchestral arrangements ...

" impressive palette upon which he paints his sonic pictures for the listener to enjoy..."

Michael Foster, "Ambient Visions"


"Poetry for the Ears, Mind and Heart"


Christopher Albright WTUL-FM Threading the Ether Review


"The result is complex, rich and evocative...interesting and engaging enough to hold interest in focused listening. This is music-lovers music..."

Essential Wellness Magazine, Music Review


"Amazing in compostion and implementation..."

"...reverent and eloquently engaging."

Zone Music Reporter, Music Review


"A colorful journey of spiritually-inspired moments that include joy, contemplation, reflection, playfulness, and the transcendental."

"Mostly Piano" Music Review for "Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Pt. 1"


"...The list of awards that Steven Chesne has garnered is staggering and longer than this review..."

"...His quixotic collusion among ethnic instruments and the orchestra is unique, refreshing and above all else, stimulating."

"...Although each album can be enjoyed immensely on its own, I highly recommend that you pair up the two for a long, long period of aural enjoyment and sensual inspiration.

"The Luminous World Orchestra is enlightening."

New Age Reporter, Music Review


"An out of the ordinary offering..."

"Lyrical motifs in rich and beautiful musical settings, often cinematic in quality, convey a great depth of emotion throughout ..."

" with metaphysical healing properties...."

Creations Magazine, Music Review


"I love the collection of soothing melodies on 'Muses of Aqua' by The Luminous World Orchestra."

"American Salon" Music Review


"Soul nourishing music..."

" ethereal song of love and devotion to the spirit of life."

" and satisfying."

Spirituality and Health Magazine, Music Review


"Going even deeper into the zone where mysticism and classicism combine and form beautiful new visions in the clearing mist."

"...inspired late-night brilliance. It’s the perfect soundtrack for meditations..."

"...slow and dreamy in an elegiac meditation..." "...a forgiving, cleansing sweep."

Daily Om, Music Review, Muses of Aqua


"The graceful gentleness...simply how beautiful the music is - at times being almost too pretty to be aptly described. A wonderous exploration of world influenced orchestral magic."

Zone Music Reporter, Music Review


"Enthralling...intoxicating...This composer is not willing to remain stationary. His enthusiastic, adventurous spirit blends multiple genres that are gorgeous and accessible yet are still very unique and creative....fascinating choral arrangements that will simply elevate you..."

Mostly Piano, Music Review for "Threading the Ether"


"Deeply moving music. It is highly accessible, easy to listen to, nourishing, satisfying, contemplative, and relaxing."

Spirit Seeker Magazine, Music Review



Four Corners Magazine, Music Review


"Especially lovely are 'Mantra,' 'Child King,' and 'On the Hill.'"

New Age Retailer Magazine, Music Review


"Thought provoking, meditative and with a spiritual quality that lends one to being fully present in nature."

"...relaxing and quite wonderful. "

New Connexion, Journal of Conscious Living Music Review


"Steven Chesne, who has scored more than 300 films and television shows in Hollywood, is focusing his remarkable talents in a new direction.."

Natural Awakenings Magazine, Music Review


"The warm caressing sounds of the orchestra...gently empowering melodies useful for meditation, yoga, massage, and relaxation."

Arizona Networking News, Music Review


"A seamless whole that transcends either genre."

"...beautifully melodic, richly harmonic and finely textured."

The Muses Muse, Music Review


"Upon first hearing, I was impressed by the contemplative nature & spiritual quality of The Luminous World Orchestra sound. It has been a regular choice for a few months & will continue to reside, proudly, in the WTUL Library."

Christopher Albright WTUL-FM


"The wonderful new album 'Threading the Ether." Music Magazine


"Thoughtful, meditative and much more. I am grateful to have this music in my library... This music will be around for a long time."

Andy Blossy KUAC-FM


"Their third exquiste recording.”

Lloyd Barde Productions, Music Review


Muses of Aqua, Deva and Threading the Ether are Editor's Picks in the CD Baby New Age Category.

Muses of Aqua, Deva and Threading the Ether are now, or have been, in the Top 20 in the following National Public Radio playlists:

CKUW, KCBX, KUAC, RFI, WAWL, WDBX, WWSP, KCCK, KCPR, KUAC, WDVR, WKNH, WRBC, WTUL, WUSM, WXPR, WYBF, WFIT, WMNR, WGRS, WRXC, Galaxie CBC, KEAO and Montana NPR, in the atmospheric programs: Echoes, Night Breeze, Audioscapes, NightLight, Oasis, Planetary Prismatic Psonics, Athan's Journey, Cheezmuzik, Soundwaves, Solitudes, The Pit, Shades of Classics, Soundscapes, Journeys to the Infinite, Music from Beyond the Lake, Earth Tribe Jamin, Acoustic Resonance, and Radio Mir.