In 2017/18, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra celebrates its 16th season with a smorgasbord of concerts, chamber recitals, workshops for musicians and composers, free educational presentations, acclaimed guest soloists, 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.

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

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VICO & Sound of Dragon Music Festival present

Strings Attached

Sunday Feb. 11, 2018

The Orpheum Annex, Vancouver
Box office details coming soon!

 

Featuring Bo Peng and Cellissimo (cello octet), with Lan Tung (erhu) and the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra Chamber Strings.

 

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Sounds Global in Concert: North Vancouver Edition

Friday March 9, 2018

St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver
Tickets $25/$15

 

This is chamber music with a colourful fusion twist: chamber ensembles of VICO musicians performing repertoire that weaves together many different world music traditions, including the world premieres of new pieces by emerging Canadian composers (developed through the VICO’s 2017-18 Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop). Featuring: Nicole Li (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), Milan Milosevic (clarinet/tárogatò), Navid Goldrick (oud), Sarah Kwok (viola), and Finn Manniche (cello).

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Sounds Global in Concert: Surrey Edition

Saturday March 17, 2018

Surrey Arts Centre – Studio Theatre
Tickets $25/$15

 

This is chamber music with a colourful fusion twist: chamber ensembles of VICO musicians performing repertoire that weaves together many different world music traditions, including the world premieres of new pieces by emerging Canadian composers (developed through the VICO’s 2017-18 Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop). Featuring: Nicole Li (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), Milan Milosevic (clarinet/tárogatò), Navid Goldrick (oud), Sarah Kwok (viola), and Finn Manniche (cello).

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Global Soundscapes Festival 2018: Notes From the Araxes Basin II

June 18-29, 2018

Various venues 
Tickets $25/$15

 

The 2018 edition of our Global Soundscapes Festival will showcase the instruments and traditions of Azerbaijan, Iran, and other world cultures, and explore the intersection of these with Canadian cultures through the creation & performance of intercultural music. Notes From The Araxes Basin II will present international guests (Elshan Mansurov, kamanche; Elchin Nagijev, tar; Kiya Tabassian, setar; and John Zoltek, conductor) alongside Vancouver musicians (Hossein Behroozinia, barbat; Hamin Honari, tombak), guest ensembles (Vashaan Persian Ensemble, Borealis String Quartet) and composers (Kiya Tabassian, Faranois Nurulla-Khoia, Ali Rasmy, Farshid Samandari and Mark Armanini) in a series of concerts, workshops and public educational presentations, held over the course of 10 days in June 2018, in Vancouver, North and West Vancouver, and Surrey. More details coming soon!

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