Festival Flex Pass 2019
The Festival Flex Pass allows you to purchase discounted tickets for the VICO's Global Soundscapes Festival (May 31-June 13, 2019 - 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 (see list below).
For example, if you purchase the $65 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 $25 each, so $65 for 3 is a 15% discount...and $120 for 6 is even better.
ELIGIBLE CONCERTS - all at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island unless otherwise noted:
1. Festival Opening Concert
Wednesday June 5 | 8 pm
The Festival officially opens in Vancouver with this presentation of Debris: a new mini-opera by Rita Ueda, about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami, with a screening of the 10-min. documentary by John Bolton that inspired the music. Also: historical works by pioneering Canadian intercultural composer Elliot Weisgarber, and traditional Japanese music for sho and koto.
Featuring Harrie Starreveld (shakuhachi), Naomi Sato (sho), Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto), Geling Jiang (sanxian), Sarah Albu (soprano) & Willy Miles-Grenzberg (baritone).
2. Borealis String Quartet & McGregor/Verdejo Duo
Thursday June 6 | 8 pm
Vancouvers beloved Borealis String Quartet takes the stage with flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor, guitarist Adrian Verdejo and soprano Sarah Albu in this chamber recital that features world premieres by BC composers Jennifer Butler and Kara Gibbs, as well as music by Toru Takemitsu, Yuriko Kojima, Anthony Genge, and intercultural pioneer Elliot Weisgarber.
3. KOCA: A Japan-Canada Exchange
Friday June 7 | 8 pm
Vancouvers Yaletown String Quartet & visiting artists perform the world premieres of new intercultural works by members of the Kyushu-Okinawa Composers Association: Taishi Harada, Goushi Yonekura, Takeshi Saitoh, Yuko Kondo, Keiko Eto, and Airi Yoshioka. This concert is part of a multi-year creative development and exchange project that included concert performances and workshops by VICO musicians in Japan last summer. We are excited now to host six KOCA composers in Vancouver as we present the new intercultural works they have developed in the course of the project.
Featuring: Yaletown String Quartet, Saina Khaledi (santur), Bic Hoang (dan bau), Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute), Qiu Xia He (pipa), Harrie Starreveld (shakuhachi), Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto), Brian Nesselroad (percussion), and Taishi Harada (guest conductor)
4. Festival Gala Concert: Zen and Now
Saturday June 8 | 8 pm
The full Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra takes the stage with guest conductor John Zoltek and visiting artists, to perform the world premiere of new works by Leslie Uyeda and Tomoko Fukui, the Canadian premieres of Kokoro by Rita Ueda and Phoenix Rising by Farshid Samandari, and Chidori No Kyoku (Song of the Plovers) by Yoshizawa Kengyo in an intercultural arrangement by Mark Armanini.
Featuring: Harrie Starreveld, (shakuhachi), Naomi Sato (sho), Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto), Bic Hoang (dan bau), Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute)
With: Geronimo Mendoza (oboe), Milan Milosevic (clarinet), Mike Brown (bass clarinet), Jun Rong (erhu), Saina Khaledi (santur), Geling Jiang (sanxian), Qiu Xia He (pipa), Jonathan Bernard (percussion), Domagoj Ivanovic (violin 1), Mark Ferris (violin II), Sarah Kwok (viola), Finn Manniche (cello), Mark Haney (bass)
5. Powell Street Festival Showcase
Sunday June 9 | 8 pm
Our community partner, the Powell Street Festival, hosts this showcase of local Japanese musical acts, featuring:
- Banana Bread: a quartet of multi-instrumentalists with a fondness for the ukulele and a light-hearted pop/R&B/choral flavour
- Kotojiro: a koto & guitar duo with an eclectic repertoire of traditional, pop and world music.
6. Raga-tala-Malika! A Garland of Ragas and Talas
With VICO & Friends
Wednesday June 12 | 8 pm
**The Rothstein Theatre (note different venue!)
The sounds and instruments of Japan mingle with those of India in this concert, as the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra performs the world premiere of a new work for bansuri and strings by Neelamjit Dhillon, alongside The Longing Sky, Moshe Denburgs ground-breaking double concerto for shakuhachi and sarangi. Featured soloists will be Harrie Starreveld (shakuhachi) and Yuji Nakagawa (sarangi), under the baton of guest conductor John Zoltek. Also on the bill: Nesting Cranes for shakuhachi and strings (traditional, arranged by Farshid Samandari), and an intercultural orchestral arrangement of George Harrisons Within You and Without You by Mark Armanini.
Also featuring: Vidyasagar Vankayala (vocalist)
MORE INFO: https://vi-co.org/2019/04/17/announcing-global-soundscapes-festival-2019/
Waterfront Theatre - Granville Island (View)
1412 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
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