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
GLOBAL SOUNDSCAPES FESTIVAL: Hands On!
Celebrating intercultural percussion music
June 6-11, 2017
Click on the calendar image below for event details & box office links, and check out our promo video on YouTube!
The Canada 150 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 new works by participants in the inaugural VICO Summer Academy.
Music of the Whole World: Hands On!
Join musicians from the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra for a sneak preview of the ensemble’s upcoming Global Soundscapes Festival, showcasing percussion sounds and rhythms from all over the world. The beat of the drum is primal and universal, but different cultures have developed fascinating variations on the theme. Learn about how VICO composers and musicians combine and intertwine them to create new intercultural music! Featuring Hamin Honari (tombak), Navid Goldrick (oud), and Curtis Andrews (mrdangam – May 30 only).
Music of the Whole World: Summer Academy Edition
Meet the featured international guest artists who will be teaching and performing at our inaugural Summer Academy (June 24 – July 1 at Capilano University): Erica Roozendahl (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.