The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is pleased to announce two upcoming concerts, the culminating point of the ensemble’s annual Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop in North Vancouver and Surrey. This is chamber music with a colourful fusion twist: small 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. Featuring: Yun Song (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), Navid Goldrick (oud), Sarah Kwok (viola), Milan Milosevic (clarinet/tárogatò) and Finn Manniche (cello).
St. Andrew’s United Church
Surrey Arts Centre – Studio Theatre
Media contact: Melanie Thompson – firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE VICO
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO), founded in 2001, was one of the first concert orchestras devoted specifically to performing new intercultural music on a grand scale. It is currently one of only a handful of such professional ensembles that exist in the world. The VICO brings together musicians and composers from many cultural and artistic communities in the Greater Vancouver area, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Persian (Iranian), Latin and South American, Vietnamese, African, North American and European to create what has been described as “the United Nations of Music” (CBC Radio), and “music that sounds like Vancouver looks” (The Georgia Straight). The Vancouver Sun has called VICO “a world music super-group.”