In 2018/19, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra celebrates its 17th 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!




VICO presents

Lutalica, Part III with Mark Takeshi McGregor

April 26, 2019 at 8 pm
Orpheum Annex, Vancouver

Tickets on sale now

Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor continues his exploration of new music from around the Pacific Rim, with guest zheng virtuoso, Dailin Hsieh. Performing works by Nirmali Fenn, Mario Mora, Chun-Ju Yen, Elliot Weisgarber, and the premiere of a new work for solo flute by Alfredo Santa Ana. A co-production between Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Redshift Music Society.




June 3-13, 2019
Various venues

The VICO’s annual festival celebrates the intersection of Canada’s resident cultures with musical traditions from all over the world, through the creation and performance of intercultural music. The 2019 edition will celebrate the instruments and traditions of Japan and other world cultures. We are excited to welcome international guests Naomi Sato (sho), Harrie Starreveld (shakuhachi), Miyama Tokita-McQueen (koto), and Yuji Nakagawa (sarangi), alongside a who’s who of Vancouver-area musicians and guest ensembles. Watch the VICO website for the full line-up and box office details, coming soon!




A Garland of  Ragas & Talas

Feat. VICO & Guests

June 12, 2019
The Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver

Details to come!



We extend grateful thanks to the following funders & partners, for their support of our 2018/2019 programming:

The Canada Council for the Arts

Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada Arts Presentation Fund
BC Arts Council
The Province of BC (Community Gaming)
City of Vancouver Cultural Services
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission
City of Surrey
Vancouver Public Library
North Vancouver City Library
The Somerset Foundation


“Music of the Whole World” is the VICO’s annual FREE series of public educational events. These informal presentations (each featuring 3-4 musicians) are guaranteed to broaden your musical horizons!

Saturday February 9, 2019 at 2 pm
West Vancouver Memorial Library
Feat. Silk Road Music

Saturday February 16, 2019 at 2pm
North Vancouver District Public Library (Parkgate Branch)
Feat. Silk Road Music

Sunday March 3, 2019 at 2pm
Richmond Public Library
Feat. Silk Road Music
*In partnership with BC Chinese Music Association

Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 6.30pm
North Vancouver District Public Library (Capilano Branch)
Feat. Bic Hoang (dan bau), Saina Khaledi (santur), Ali Razmi (satar) & Hamin Honari (daf/tombek)

Sunday March 17, 2019 at 2pm
West Vancouver Memorial Library
Feat. Bic Hoang (dan bau), Saina Khaledi (santur), Ali Razmi (satar) & Hamin Honari (daf/tombek

Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm
North Vancouver District Public Library (Lynn Valley Branch)
Feat. Orchid Ensemble