The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is pleased to announce the dates and details of our annual Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop, offered in Vancouver in March 2019. This workshop series is designed to introduce composers to traditional instruments from all over the world; this year, the featured instruments include erhu, santur, tárogatò, dan bau, flute and cello. Registered participants are encouraged to submit sketches or works in progress for these instruments, to be workshopped by VICO musicians over the course of 3 sessions. Some finished new works will then be performed at the VICO’s “Sounds Global in Concert” chamber recital in April 2019. NOTE: Interested composers who do not wish to have a piece workshopped may audit any session free of charge.

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The VICO extends heartfelt thanks to the following funders and partners whose generous contributions make our Sounds Global workshops possible: