• Fri 20/01/23 19:00

Music and poetry @ Viimsi Artium: “Anticipation, patience, and hope”.

“Anticipation, patience, and hope” with Lembit Peterson, Mare Peterson, Villu Veski and Marge Loik. Come and enjoy Estonian poetry and music performed by top performers!

Actors Lembit and Mare Peterson and musicians Villu Veski (saxophone) and Marge Loik (piano) will perform together in the programme intertwining poetry with music under the title Anticipation, Patience, and Hope.

You will hear poems by Estonian poets K.J. Peterson, D. Kareva, M. Under, B. Alver, H. Talvik, K. Lepik, J. Kaplinski from the small anthology Roots of Joy (“Rõõmuallikas”) compiled by Indrek Hirv. Musicians Villu Veski and Marge Loik are going to play poetry-inspired compositions, while poems will be recited by Lembit and Mare Peterson.

Lembit Peterson is the founder and longtime artistic director of the Studio Theatre Theatrum. He has also been the head of the Department of Performing Arts at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the head of the Theatre School of the Estonian Institute of Humanities (professor) Mare Peterson is an actress of the Studio Theatre Theatrum.

Villu Veski is a saxophonist and composer, a passionate music promoter whose creative reach is amazingly wide: from swing to ethno jazz and funky groove. His bold approach has led to a wide variety of projects and collaborations. As a jazz musician, he has created a quartet of his own name (1985), bands Avicenna (1987) and Saxappeal Band (1992). Veski has been a member of the Tallinn Saxophone Quartet since 1983 and the Nordic ethno jazz music project “Voices of the Nordic Islands” started in 1998. Veski has performed at numerous international festivals: Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, Natt Jazz Nora, Brussels, Jazz Marathon in Belgium, British Saxophone Congress, organized by the Royal College of Music in London and others. Since 1997, Veski has been the artistic director of the music festival Juu Jääb taking place on the Muhu island.

Marge Loik The pianist Marge Loik has performed with many acclaimed performers and ensembles in a wide variety of genres – from early music to classics and jazz. She has educated several generations of piano players at the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu and Viljandi Music School. Loik has created music for several theatre performances and programs. Together with Lembit Peterson and Villu Veski, he has performed in France, Finland, and Estonia.

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