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!


See details of past events in our Concert Archive here.



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!



Weaving Our Humanity

Hosted by the Centre for Diversity & Innovation and North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP)

February 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Presentation House Theatre

Reserve a ticket

The VICO is proud to be part of this event for the second year in a row. This year we are co-presenting Qiu Xia He and Silk Road Music as one of the performing ensembles in this beautiful tapestry. A lovely way to spend a grey, rainy evening!



Library Concert: Nowruz (Persian New Year)

Hosted by the West Vancouver Memorial Library

March 14, 2020 | 2:00 pm

West Vancouver Memorial Library
FREE Admission


The VICO co-presents this musical celebration of Persian New Year, featuring Saina Khaledi (santur), Ali Sajjadi (oud) and Hamin Honari (tombak, daf).




In the Key of the World Album Release Concert

April 11, 2020 | 8:00 pm

The Orpheum Annex

Details coming soon!



Global Soundscapes Festival

June 5-14, 2020

Details coming soon!




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
North Vancouver District Public Library
West Vancouver Memorial Library
The SOCAN Foundation
The Somerset Foundation