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!
Music of the Whole World – Fall 2019 FREE presentations
Saturday September 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm
Monday October 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm
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
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
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
The Province of BC (Community Gaming)
City of Vancouver Cultural Services
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission
City of Surrey
West Vancouver Memorial Library