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THREAD: VICO in Concert With Silk Road Music and Friends

2017/11/30 (Thursday)

A Joyful Celebration:


VICO in Concert


Silk Road Music & Friends

  Saturday December 2, 8pm

 (Orpheum) Annex

823 Seymour St. (2nd Level), Vancouver

  “Both Silk Road and VICO have been on the front lines of multiculturalism in BC and across Canada, fostering cross-cultural collaboration and communication through music,” says VICO Artistic Director Mark Armanini. “We see ourselves as showcasing a new kind of Canadian identity, one that is diverse and inclusive, yes, but organically so. It grows out of the concrete, painstaking, day-to-day work of building relationships between people and communities, and finding creative ways to talk to each other and work together.”

 THREAD promises to be an intercultural and multidisciplinary tour de force, featuring traditional and modern Chinese and intercultural repertoire, operatic song, and ecstatic contemporary dance, all in the intimate atmosphere of the Orpheum Annex. THREAD showcases a virtuosic who’s who of Vancouver-based performers, under the baton of conductor Janna SailorQiu Xia He (pipa), André Thibault (guitar and oud), Yun Song (erhu), Zhimin Yu (ruan), Jill Russell (flute), Laurence Mollerup, (bass), Liam MacDonald (percussion), and members of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra on violin, viola, cello, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and harp. Vocals will be provided by Feng Jun Wangand Willy Miles with UBC a cappella group The Undeclared Majors. Also featured will be renowned dancer Wen Wei Wang. The program includes new arrangements created especially for Thread by several remarkable Canadian composers: Alain MayrandRon HadleyFarshid SamandariJin Zhang, and Mark Armanini

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(*$50 ticket includes reserved premium seating & complimentary copy of VICO “Imagined Worlds” CD)



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The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO), founded in 2001, was one of the first concert orchestras devoted specifically to performing new intercultural music on a grand scale. It is currently one of only a handful of such professional ensembles that exist in the world. The VICO brings together musicians and composers from many cultural and artistic communities in the Greater Vancouver area, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Persian (Iranian), Latin and South American, Vietnamese, African, North American and European to create what has been described as “the United Nations of Music” (CBC Radio), and “music that sounds like Vancouver looks” (The Georgia Straight). The Vancouver Sun has called VICO “a world music super-group.”