An Evening of Music & Food Fusion
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Welcome to the VICO
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is a professional concert orchestra devoted specifically to performing new intercultural music on a grand scale. Founded in 2001, it was one of the first such ensembles in the world, and is currently the only one of its kind in Canada. The VICO’s core roster consists of 24 musicians, some of whom are trained in the Western (European) classical tradition, while others are performers in the musical traditions of cultures from all over the world (Asian, African, East Indian and Middle Eastern, among others). The VICO’s composers and musicians are on the cutting edge, writing and performing the Canadian music of the future. VICO’s mission is to be a fresh and relevant voice in the contemporary music of our country...a creative force for innovation, diversity and understanding.
"...Music that sounds like Vancouver looks." -- Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight
What Audiences Are Saying:
"...beautiful music and performed so exquisitely..."
"...a remarkable display of cultural diversity and unity (...). What an important resource and example for our community and beyond."
"...innovative and interesting music, not quite what I was expecting but challenging and exciting!"
"...hugely inspiring and a wonderful testament to the glorious places humans can grow toward."
Announcing...the VICO's first ever fundraising event: "Flavour Fling!"
What better way to celebrate the VICO than by pairing innovative fusion music with delicious fusion food? Flavour Fling! promises to be a feast for both the ears and the tastebuds: an interculturally-inspired 4-course meal catered by Roaming Dragon, accompanied by music from small ensembles of VICO musicians.
Also on the menu: a cash bar, silent auction, door prizes, free hugs (yes, we mean that), and silly jokes from founding artistic director Moshe Denburg, who will be the evening's master of ceremonies. Finally, in honour of Father's Day, we will offer the gift of a free VICO CD to every father (or prospective father) in attendance. If you're looking for something a bit off the beaten path, an inspiring, community-minded way to mark the day with your family (or not - you don't have to be celebrating Father's Day to attend), Flavour Fling is it!
VICO in the Media: May 2013
The events and artists of CHRYSANTHEMUMS & MAPLE LEAVES were covered by various local media outlets this month (many thanks to our publicist Helen Yagi, and to all the reporters and producers for their interest!). Here's a selection of links:
The JCCA Bulletin: long article & interview with Moshe Denburg, Kozue Matsumoto, Yuriko Nariya & Minoru Yamamoto
The Times-Colonist (Victoria)
Interviews also aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, CBC Radio Victoria, Radio-Canada (in Vancouver and Victoria), Red FM and Radio Nippon.