The Vancouver Inter-Cultual Orchestra is an incredible meeting place of highly trained musicians from many cultural disciplines from around the world. Unique to Canada, and the world…. they specifically perform original and adapted works for an intercultural setting and audience.
They are performing this Sunday
Nov. 23 – 8pm
UBC School of Music Recital Hall
Check out their website: www.vi-co.org/
Here's a message from Myriam Steinberg
Subject: VICO concert this Sunday: Imagined Worlds: Past & Futures
November 23rd, The Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra presents our
first “gala” concert of the season: Imagined Worlds: Past & Futures
The concert will feature the world premiere of a pioneering
inter-cultural work by renowned composer/ethnomusicologist Elliot
Weisgarber (1919-2001). Songs of a Thousand Autumns, a choral piece
based on classical texts from the 8th century Manyoshu Anthology of the
Imperial Court of Japan, was commissioned in 1984 but has never yet
been performed in its entirety. The VICO will present it in a new
arrangement by Mark Armanini, as the centrepiece of an exciting
programme that also includes The Inner Light (by another pioneer of
inter-cultural music, George Harrison of Beatles fame), the world
premiere of Habitaculum – Dwelling Place, a new commission for choir
and inter-cultural orchestra by Vancouver composer Larry Nickel, and
Nasime Shiraaz (from Dreams of the Wanderer) by Moshe Denburg,
featuring astounding Iranian tenor Amir Haghighi.
Date: Sunday November 23, 2008
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: $20 / $10 (students, seniors, VICO members, groups of 10+).
Tickets can be bought on-line at www.vi-co.org or at the door.
Address: UBC School of Music Recital Hall
UBC Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road
We look forward to seeing you there!