Saturday May 18, 2024 | 7:30 pm

The Vancouver Playhouse
Tickets on sale now!

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Vancouver Bach Choir and conductor Leslie Dala for the first time on this spring concert at the Vancouver Playhouse. The repertoire includes two major pieces that the VICO commissioned and performed with Laudate Singers on our 2016 album Mystics & LoversAni Ma-amin (I Believe) by Moshe Denburg and Asheghaneh by Farshid Samandari. Also on the bill: the world premiere of a new work by Canadian composer and tabla player Niel Golden!

Saturday May 25, 2024 | 7:30 pm

St. Andrew’s United Church (1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver)

In this exciting chamber concert, the VICO’s intercultural wind quintet performs the world premieres of new works created by participants in our 2024 Sounds Global Composers’ WorkshopAdmission is pay-what-you-can.

Featuring Paolo Bortolussi, flute; Tim Chan, sheng; Amir Eslami, ney; Liam Hockley, clarinet; Geronimo Mendoza, oboe / English horn.

New Filmed Performances: The VICO String Orchestra Project

The VICO was fortunate to receive a Digital Now grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for this keystone project of our 20th anniversary season (2021-22): a series of video performances featuring a new configuration of the orchestra – an intercultural string ensemble – performing four new works by Canadian composers: The Ocean of Peace by Moshe DenburgGoldfish by Mark ArmaniniTegami by Kara Gibbs (text by Carolyn Nakagawa), and Verklärte Lig (Transfigured League) by Farshid Samandari. 

These filmed performances are now available for all to watch on the VICO YouTube channel!

June 6-9, 2024 

The Historic Theatre at The Cultch (1895 Venables St., Vancouver)

Details here!

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s Global Soundscapes Festival presents four days of adventurous classical and world music – a rich feast of sounds & rhythms from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Canada. Festival concerts will showcase outstanding local musicians alongside acclaimed national and international guest ensembles.

 Featured acts include Vancouver’s own Zeellia (Slavic soul music), Borderland (Indian + Persian traditional instruments), the BC Chinese Music Ensemble, and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra; Montreal’s Mativetsky, Amiri & Pagé (tabla, santur & harp), and Taiwan’s Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Chih-Sheng Chen).

In the intimate atmosphere of the Historic Theatre at the Cultch, audiences can expect to see and hear many virtuoso performers playing instruments from different cultures, rarely seen together on the same stage. The Festival offers a beautifully diverse sound palette and a range of innovative, inspiring approaches to making music that transcends borders.