The VICO is as 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 brings together performers trained in the musical traditions of cultures from all over the world (Asian, African, East Indian and Middle Eastern, European and North American). The VICO%u2019s composers and musicians are on the cutting edge, writing and performing the Canadian music of the future. VICO%u2019s 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