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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Sounds Global in Concert: North Vancouver Edition

Friday March 9, 2018 at 8 pm

St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver
Tickets $25/$15 tickets on sale now

 

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: Yun Song (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), Navid Goldrick (oud), Sarah Kwok (viola), Milan Milosevic (clarinet/tárogatò) and Finn Manniche (cello).

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Sounds Global in Concert: SFU Edition

Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 8 pm

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Tickets $7 – $15 on sale now

 

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: Yun Song (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), and Finn Manniche (cello).

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Sounds Global in Concert: Surrey Edition

Saturday March 17, 2018 at 7 pm

Surrey Arts Centre – Studio Theatre
Tickets $25/$15 on sale now

 

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: Yun Song (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), 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 19-28, 2018

Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver 
Tickets $18 – $45; festival flex passes also available

 

The 2018 edition of our Global Soundscapes Festival showcases 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. The VICO presents international guests (Kayhan Kalhor, setar and kamanche; Kiya Tabassian, setar; Elshan Mansurov, kamanche; Elchin Nagijev, tar; Saeed Mirzazadeh, tar; and John Zoltek, conductor) alongside Canadian musicians (Jamal Kurdistani, tenor; Saina Khaledi, santur; Hamin Honari, tombak; Navid Goldrick, oud), guest ensembles (Vashaan Persian Ensemble, Borealis String Quartet) and composers (Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, 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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Acknowledgements

We extend grateful thanks to the following funders & partners, for their support of our 2017/2018 programming: