Erik Musseau's talent is obvious to anyone within earshot. As a piano teacher and accompanist, the long-time Squamish resident has taught many his trade.
Now, he'll take to the stage in a Howe Sound Performing Arts Association production for a Collaboration and Connection show he has long dreamed of. Along with trumpeter Bryan Davies and flautist Kristine Miles, the pianist will perform pieces from 300 years of musical history, showcasing the piano in a variety of roles.
"I think of it as an opportunity to showcase my love of musical collaborations with some talented local musicians, and to throw in a couple of great piano solos to round out the program," Musseau said in a press release.
Association board member Veronica McPhee said, "Erik's piano playing is both technical and highly emotive; his confidence and grace at the keyboard transform the music into a personal experience which he freely shares with the audience."
The performance will take place on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. John the Divine Anglican Church. Tickets are available online at howesoundarts.ca or at XOCO on Cleveland Avenue.
Please note, this story has been updated since it was first posted to include the name of the show.