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Concert Archive – 2016

Smooth as Silk: VICO at Sound of Dragon Music Festival

April 22, 2016 at 7 pm – Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)

An all-Canadian programme that showcases traditional Chinese and Vietnamese instruments (sheng, zheng, erhu, sanxian and danbau): world premieres by Owen Underhill, Christopher Reiche, Farshid Samandari and Mark Armanini, performed by an intercultural string orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Chih-Sheng Chen. Also on the bill: Suite Vancouver by Janet Danielson and Jubilant Red by Jeffrey Ryan.

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Musical Mornings in the Gallery: the Orchid Ensemble

April 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
Gordon Smith Gallery
2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

VICO presents the Juno Award-nominated Orchid Ensemble featuring Lan Tung (erhu), Jonathan Bernard (percussion) and Dailin Hsieh (zheng) in a vibrant display of contemporary Canadian intercultural music.

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Mystics & Lovers Album Release Party
Sunday September 25, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 pm
West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
FREE Admission

Join us for a fun and festive get-together to launch Mystics & Lovers, a new album of choral intercultural music jointly recorded by VICO & Laudate Singers, featuring works by Moshe Denburg and Farshid Samandari. September 25th is also the VICO’s 15th birthday! We will celebrate with music, mingling, and treats.

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Library Series: Music of the Whole World

Saturday October 1, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
North Vancouver Public Library
120 14th St. West, North Vancouver
FREE Admission

VICO celebrates Culture Days Across Canada in North Vancouver! Musicians Sina Ettehad (kamanche), Lan Tung (erhu) & Jonathan Bernard (percussion) will introduce their instruments and play selections of traditional and intercultural music.

Thursday November 10, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
350 Georgia St., Vancouver
FREE Admission

Hosted by the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, virtuoso guest soloists Bic Hoang (dan bau) and Van Anh (Vanessa) Vo (dan tranh), will introduce their instruments and perform selections of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese music.

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UBC Noon-Hour Recital
Wednesday November 9, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 pm
UBC School of Music
FREE Admission for UBC School of Music students; $5 at the door for general public

Traditional Vietnamese music, performed by visiting guest artist Van Anh Vo (dan tranh) and Vancouver-based virtuoso Bic Hoang (dan bau).

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Bamboo: Vietnamese & Intercultural Fusions
Saturday November 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour St., Vancouver
Tickets $30 / $20

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, one string zither monochord) and Van-Anh Vo (dan tranh, a 16-string zither, and dan t’rung, a bamboo xylophone). The repertoire will include: the Canadian premiere of a work by Vietnamese composer Tran Manh Hung for traditional chamber quintet (erhu, dan tranh, flute and zuan); the Canadian premiere of Scent of Spring by Khac Chi; the Canadian premiere of a work by Vietnamese/American composer and performer Van-Anh Vo for dan tranh and intercultural chamber orchestra; a new work, The River of Memories, for dan bau and intercultural chamber orchestra by Bic Hoang; a new compilation of intercultural folk song arrangements for the VICO by Mark Armanini; a piece by emerging composer Jessica Hua, developed through the VICO’s Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop; and selected Vietnamese traditional and folk songs. Also featured: The Bành Mì Barbershop Quartet (Jeremy Truong, Trieu Mai, Dan Nguyen, Thai-Hoa Le).

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Special House Concert: Intimate Sounds of Vietnam
Sunday November 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Notional Space
1523 East Pender St., Vancouver
Tickets $50 (includes tax receipt for $20)

Experience the talents of virtuoso soloists Bic Hoang (dan bau) and Van-Anh Vo (dan tranh) up close and personal, in the uniquely intimate atmosphere of a house concert.

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