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Hands On Festival Gala Concert
Auditorium, Vancouver Community College
Vancouver, BC
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FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT: Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra & Friends

NOTE VENUE: Vancouver Community College Auditorium
1155 East Broadway, Vancouver

Feat. the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
with conductor John Zoltek
& visiting artists Chen Zuohui (Chinese percussion)
Shawn Mativetsky (tabla)
Ziya Tabassian (tombak & daf)
Niel Golden (tabla)
& more
*Canada Council Commission by Lan Tung
**World premieres by Niel Golden and Farshid Samandari

This is the flagship concert of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra's 2017 GLOBAL SOUNDSCAPES FESTIVAL, which explores and celebrates the intersection of Canadas resident cultures with musical traditions and instruments from all over the world, through the creation and performance of intercultural music. The festival presents international guest artists and ensembles alongside Canadian musicians in a series of concerts, workshops and public educational presentations.

The 2017 edition (subtitled Hands On) will focus on percussion instruments from China, Indonesia, Korea, Iran and India. Percussion instruments from many cultures provide composers with a rich source of sounds and rhythms, and offer unique opportunities for connection across cultures. The beat of a drum is primal and in many ways universal, but the range of distinctive instruments and techniques that have developed all over the world offers fertile ground for innovation and cross-cultural learning in the VICO context.

Join us for some music without borders!
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Auditorium, Vancouver Community College (View)
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 4V5


Arts > Performance
Music > Festivals
Music > Global
Music > Symphony

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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