The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is proud to be participating in “Welcome to the Arts”, an initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts (co-funded by Sun Life Financial), thanks to which we can provide free concert tickets for our 2016/17 season to recently-arrived Syrian refugees.
Do you know an individual, group or organization that is sponsoring and/or otherwise supporting Syrian refugees in the Greater Vancouver area? If yes, please pass on this information to them, and ask them to contact VICO Communications Manager Melanie Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they wish to take advantage of the ticket offer.
How does the offer work? Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for any VICO concert between Sept. 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (see event details below). Please contact email@example.com to make a reservation; make sure to mention that it is in connection with “Welcome to the Arts.”
1. Bamboo: Vietnamese & Intercultural Fusions
The first large-scale concert of our 2016/17 season will feature the 15-member VICO with virtuoso solo performers on Vietnamese traditional instruments: Bic Hoang (dan bau) and Van-Anh Vo (dan tranh & dan t’rung). Also on the bill: The Bành Mì Barbershop Quartet.
2. Sounds Global in Concert: North Vancouver Edition
New intercultural music for chamber ensembles performed by Jun Rong (erhu), Milan Milosevic (tárogató), Sina Ettehad (kamanche), Finn Manniche (cello), Hamin Honari (tombak) & Willy Miles-Grenzberg (voice).
3. A Musical Fusion Feast: Mediterranean Brunch & Intercultural Music
Pasta Polo Restaurant
2754 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam (Google map)
Enjoy delicious Mediterranean food while you listen to the evocative sounds of the VICO Small Ensemble, featuring Lan Tung (erhu), Sina Ettehad (kamanche), Naeim NC (percussion), Navid Goldrick (oud) and Farshid Samandari (piano). Brunch will be served from 11:00 am; the music begins at 1:00 pm!
4. Sounds Global in Concert: Surrey Edition
New intercultural music for chamber ensembles performed by Sina Ettehad (kamanche), Jun Rong (erhu), Hamin Honari (tombak), Finn Manniche (cello) & Willy Miles-Grenzberg (voice).