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!
Library Concert: Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Hosted by the West Vancouver Memorial Library
March 14, 2020 | 2:00 pm
*Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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 **POSTPONED**
The Orpheum Annex
**This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working to reschedule – watch this space for updates!**
We are so excited to celebrate the release of In the Key of the World, our brand new full-length studio album featuring music by Canadian composers Dorothy Chang, John Oliver, Moshe Denburg, and Farshid Samandari, performed by an ensemble of 28 musicians playing instruments from a wide range of musical traditions, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Persian, East Indian and European.
Global Soundscapes Festival
June 8-14, 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