In 2019/20, the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra celebrates its 18th season with 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!

UPCOMING

See details of past events in our Concert Archive here.

 

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Music of the Whole World – Fall 2019 FREE presentations

Saturday September 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm

North Vancouver City Library
120 West 14th St., North Vancouver
FREE admission! 
Featuring: Qiu Xia He (pipa), André Thibault (guitar/oud), Ali Razmi (tar/setar)

 

Monday October 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia St.
Alice McKay Hall (Lower Level)
FREE admission!
Featuring: Moshe Denburg (guitar, vocals), Dai-Lin Hsieh (zheng)

What does the word “intercultural” really mean? VICO musicians and composers come from widely differing backgrounds. We have different frameworks for thinking about music. We often speak different languages — both literally and artistically. How do we work together to weave these separate threads into a new and brilliant sonic tapestry? Join us as we share a behind-the-scenes look at creating and performing intercultural music.

Did we mention it’s FREE? We hope to see you there!

 

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Yalda! A Winter Solstice Concert

December 2019

Details coming soon!

 

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Music in the Key of the World Album Release Concert

The Orpheum Annex | April 11, 2020

Details coming soon!

 

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Global Soundscapes Festival

June 2020

Details coming soon!

 

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Acknowledgements

We extend grateful thanks to the following funders & partners, for their support of our 2019/2020 programming:

The Canada Council for the Arts

Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada Arts Presentation Fund
BC Arts Council
The Province of BC (Community Gaming)
City of Vancouver Cultural Services
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission
City of Surrey
Vancouver Public Library
North Vancouver City Library
The Somerset Foundation