EMW Memories of Home Online Concert Series: Erik Kreem
Erik Kreem is an emerging Toronto-based Estonian-Canadian composer and performer eager to share his dynamic artistic voice. His music has been described as “fresh” and “inventive,” whose “elements emerge with surprise” (Estonian Life), while reflecting the work of his predecessors of the past two centuries. Initially establishing his musical perspective as a solo pianist and broadening his artistic horizons as a cellist, vocalist, and accompanist, Erik has rapidly expanded his compositional oeuvre beyond the piano to encompass chamber, vocal, and large ensemble works.
The evening will begin with a conversation about Kreem's musical beginnings, his home life growing up and formative musical experiences. Followed by a concert where Erik Kreem presents Heino Eller's work, "six pieces of his Childhood Suite, which in my mind brings out the feeling of a dream; like a child flying out from their bedroom window, powered by magic and wonder. Finally, Kreem will share some improvisations to bring the evening to a close.'' (Vincent Teetsov, Estonian Life.)
This concert is kindly supported by our concert partner Heinsoo Insurance and series partner Northern Birch Credit Union.
The performance is free to stream on the Estonian Music Week Facebook page and the VEMU YouTube channel.