In 2016/17, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra celebrates its 15th season with a smorgasbord of concerts, chamber recitals, workshops for musicians and composers, free educational presentations, acclaimed guest soloists from Vietnam, China and Iran, and more. Audiences will experience Canadian music that is both rooted in ancient traditions and excitingly fresh to the ear; music that draws on the poetic best of many cultures, and builds bridges of imagination and communication between them. View our 2016/17 season brochure in PDF form here.
In addition to the following concerts & other events, the VICO offers an annual slate of educational programs, including workshops for composers and other activities. Visit the Education page for details!
FEATURED CONCERTS & FESTIVAL
The Canada 150 / VICO Summer Academy Concert
A musical celebration of our country’s multicultural identity, showcasing Canadian artists (present and future) who embody true Canadian inclusiveness and active, authentic diversity. Featuring VICO Chamber Ensembles, with international guests Erica Roozendaal (accordion), Charbel Rouhana (oud) and Xiaofen Min, performing new works by participants in the inaugural VICO Summer Academy.
Music of the Whole World: Summer Academy Edition
Meet two of the featured international guest artists who will be teaching and performing at our inaugural Summer Academy (June 24 – July 1 at Capilano University): Erica Roozendaal (accordion) from the Netherlands and Charbel Rouhana (oud) from Lebanon. Erica and Charbel will play together with VICO colleagues, and talk about their approaches to intercultural music in this informal presentation.