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Festival Flex Pass 2018
Waterfront Theatre - Granville Island
Vancouver, BC
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Festival Flex Pass 2018
The Festival Flex Pass allows you to purchase discounted tickets for the VICO's Global Soundscapes Festival (June 16-27, 2018 - details at www.vi-co.org) without having to decide on the spot which concerts you wish to attend.

Flex Pass holders are guaranteed seats at any of the concerts listed below. Upon purchase of your Flex Pass you will receive 3 or 6 vouchers, which can be redeemed for tickets to any combination of eligible concerts.

For example, if you purchase the $70 Flex Pass, you will receive 3 vouchers, which you may redeem for 1 seat each at 3 different concerts, or for 3 seats at one concert, or for 2 seats at 1 concert and 1 seat at another...and so on. Similarly, if you purchase the $120 Flex Pass, you will receive 6 vouchers to redeem as you wish.

Seats will be held for Flex Pass holders at each concert. You do not need to redeem your vouchers in advance; simply bring your voucher(s) to the concert(s) of your choice for guaranteed admission.

In addition to giving you the gift of flexibility, this Festival Flex Pass is a steal of a deal! Regular ticket prices for the concerts listed below are $30 each, so $70 for 3 is a significant discount...and $120 for 6 is even better.

ELIGIBLE CONCERTS  all at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island unless otherwise noted

June 16, 2018 at 8 pm
Cellissimo Bellissimo!
**The Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour St., 2nd Level)
Featuring Amir Eslami (ney), Behzad Mirloo (kamanche), Hamin Honari (tombak), Bo Peng (cello) and Cellissimo; world premieres of new pieces by Mark Armanini and Amir Eslami, alongside traditional tunes  all on Middle Eastern instruments interwoven with the lush, passionate sounds of a cello choir.

2. FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT: Under A Persian Musical Sky
June 19, 2018 at 8 pm **SOLD OUT**
Featuring Kiya Tabassian & Kayhan Kalhor
With special guests: Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers)
A journey into the heart of Persian music with master musician Kayhan Kalhor on setar and kamanche, and setar virtuoso Kiya Tabassian. An unprecedented opportunity to witness this collaboration of two world-renowned soloists in an intimate, acoustic atmosphere.

June 20, 2018 at 8 pm
Virtuoso chamber music with Vancouvers most adventurous string quartet, visiting artist Saeed Mirzazadeh (tar), and soloist Saina Khaledi (santur). Featuring Quartet by Zoltan Kodaly and Canadian intercultural works by Jennifer Butler and others

4. MAQAM TRADITION featuring Elshan Mansurov & Elcin Naghiyev
June 21, 2018 at 8 pm
Visiting artists Elshan Mansurov (kamanche) and Elcin Naghiyev (tar) from Azerbaijian perform a fiery programme of traditional music, with Mohammad Seyyedi (tombak), Taher Kokei (daf/dayereh), and vocalist Jamal Kurdistani.

5. FESTIVAL COMPOSITIONS & MORE with the Araxes Ensemble
June 22, 2018 at 8 pm
The VICOs Araxes Ensemble (Paolo Bortolussi, flute; Eric Wilson, cello; Itamar Erez, guitar; Saina Khaledi, santur; Brian Nesselroad, percussion) gives its debut performance with visiting artist Saeed Mirzazadeh (tar). Featuring the world premieres of new works from the Festivals 2018 Call for Compositions, as well as pieces by Murat Çulak (Turkey), Mehran Rouhani (Iran), and Saeed Mirzazadeh (Iran/Italy).

6. FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT: Notes From the Araxes Basin
June 23, 2018 at 8 pm
Featuring the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
The 18-piece VICO takes the stage with guest conductor John Zoltek and visiting artists Elshan Mansurov (kamanche), Elcin Naghiyev (tar) and Saeed Mirzazadeh (tar), alongside featured Vancouverites Sadaf Amini (santur), Ali Razmi (tar) and Ibrahim Saker (oud). The programme includes world premieres of new works by Farshid Samandari and Mark Armanini, as well as music by Elisha Denburg, Henry Cowell and Farangis Nurulla-Khoja.

June 24, 2018 at 8 pm
Gathering together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians in Canada, BCs own Vashaan Ensemble draws upon Irans rich musical past to perform joyful and memorable Persian music  instrumental and vocal, traditional and contemporary. Featuring the Honari family, Saina Khaledi and Ali Razmi.


Waterfront Theatre - Granville Island (View)
1412 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9


Arts > Performance
Music > Classical
Music > Festivals
Music > Global
Music > World

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


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