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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THREAD

VICO with Silk Road Music & Friends

Saturday December 2, 8pm

(Orpheum) Annex
823 Seymour St. (2nd Level), Vancouver
Tickets ( $20 | $30 | $50): http://vicothread.bpt.me/**
Information: qxcloud@telus.net | 604-786-1738 | info@vi-co.org
**Update as of midnight on Dec. 1: we are SOLD out of advance tickets! There will be a few seats available at the door; we recommend arriving early to have a chance at them.

 

Two pioneering ensembles in Vancouver’s world/intercultural music scene – the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) and Silk Road Music – weave their talents together to present THREAD, a joyful celebration of artistic innovation and musical friendships that span cultures, genres and decades. The concert is timed to mark Silk Road Music’s 26th year of creating and presenting Canadian music that fuses Asian sounds with Western/European and other world traditions. Details

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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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EVENTS

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Music of the Whole World: VICO & Silk Road Music

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Vancouver Public Library
Central Branch (350 Georgia St.)
Alice MacKay Hall (Lower Level)
FREE admission

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra presents pipa virtuoso Qiu Xia He, members of her ensemble Silk Road Music, and other special guests in an exclusive sneak preview of Thread 线, an upcoming concert presentation. Get up close and personal with the process of creating and performing intercultural music. Guaranteed to broaden your horizons!

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