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Concert Archive – 2007

Islamic Choral Music & Aboriginal Music:
Unique Bridges
December 5, 2007
Music of the Whole World Series 3: Presentation #2

Hussein Janmohamed, a choral director and composer with an abiding interest in Islamic music, Western choral culture, and Aboriginal music and sensibilities, presented a program dealing with his inter-cultural journey of discovery. He was joined by his choristers in live music demonstrations, and his composer colleague, Russell Wallace.

Imagined Worlds:
the Music of Trichy Sankaran
Saturday, November 10, 2007 8:00PM
Vancouver Community College Auditorium

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra in collaboration with
Vancouver Community College School of Music presented a concert highlighting the inter-cultural works of Canadian composer Trichy Sankaran. The composer himself was also the featured performer, as many of the works include the mrdangam and the kanjira, the South Indian instruments upon which Professor Sankaran is a virtuoso. Imagined Worlds is meant to be the first concert of a new series produced by the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and presented annually.
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Tabla and Orchestra
November 7, 2007
Music of the Whole World Series 3: Presentation #1

Tabla virtuoso Niel Golden, who has written for Tabla and orchestra, presented a program concentrating on the tradition of tabla as it has found its way into the intercultural repertoire. He was joined by VICO roster members Moshe Denburg (Guitar), Mark MacGregor (Flute), and Sal Ferreras (Marimba) in live music demonstrations.

Korean Music, the Kayagum, and Western Forces
June 5, 2007
Music of the Whole World Series 2: Presentation #5

Grace Lee, a composer and a performer dedicated to inter-culturalism, will illustrate the Korean musical tradition and the inter-cultural music she has created by bringing this tradition together with the musical ideas and instruments of the West. As well, she will be joined by colleagues and VICO performers in live demonstration. Take home study guides will be made available free of charge.

Afro-Latin Fusions
April 3, 2007
Music of the Whole World Series 2: Presentation #4

Joseph Pepe Danza, a composer/performer originally from Uruguay, will be joined by Jacky Essombe (Cameroon) and Kocassale Dioubate (Guinea) in a presentation which explores how drums and rhythmic patterns travel from one culture to another, and how new ideas have come about from the fusing of the rhythm traditions of the Latin and African worlds. Live music, dance, and explanations of the traditions will be given, and take home study guides will be made available free of charge.

Orbits and Revolutions: Stories of the World
March 2 & 3, 2007

Orbits & Revolutions: Stories of the World is a ground-breaking concert collaboration between two of Vancouver’s most innovative music organizations – the NOW Orchestra and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO). The concert will feature new works by six Vancouver-based composers: Mark Armanini, Coat Cooke, Moshe Denburg, Pepe Danza, Ron Samworth and Jin Zhang. You will hear the marriage of improvisation and composition, of east and west, of jazz and world music. You will hear the zheng (Chinese long zither), the Ud (Arabic lute), and the Santur (Persian hammered dulcimer) weave their stories together with saxophones, trumpets, flutes, voice and percussion. Orbits & Revolutions: Stories of the World takes all of our narratives, old and new, and places them in our present world, with all its dawning potentials and promising vistas. It is a one-of-a-kind concert you will not want to miss. More Details

Traditional World Music & Jazz Improv
February 6, 2007

Music of the Whole World Series 2: Presentation #3
As a pre-amble to an upcoming concert collaboration (March 2 & 3 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre) between the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) and the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW), composers/artistic directors Coat Cooke and Moshe Denburg will explore the interface between the art of improvisaton and world music forms. They will be joined by composer/performer Randy Raine-Reusch and trumpet virtuoso Bill Clark in live musical demonstrations of the techniques and sounds of jazz and the non-western world. Take home study guides will be made available free of charge.