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Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves 2014
Various venues (Vancouver, Burnaby & Victoria BC)
Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria, BC
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This innovative festival celebrates the music of Japan, and explores interactions between Japanese and Canadian cultures through educational events, workshops, chamber recitals and orchestral concerts in Vancouver, Victoria and Burnaby.

The VICO is proud to welcome four master musicians from Japan and the Netherlands for Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves: Naomi Sato (sho), Issui Minegishi (ichigenkin), Bruce Huebner (shakuhachi) and Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto). These virtuoso performers will join forces with the musicians and composers of the VICO to present music that spans centuries and continents, from traditional repertoire dating back to the ancient Imperial courts of Japan all the way to new contemporary intercultural works by Japanese and Canadian composers.

The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver has officially recognized Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves as a signature event in connection with the 125th Anniversary of the establishment of a Japanese diplomatic office in Canada. Join the musicians and composers of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, our Japanese guest artists and our community partners in celebrating friendships, cultural connections and fruitful artistic collaborations of the past, present and future.



October 22, 2014 at 8pm
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver)
Additional info: marktmcgregor@yahoo.ca

Tiresias Duo and Tempest Flute Ensemble combine forces to present an exploration of the great Japanese music tradition of Gagaku. This event showcases new works by Canadian composers Hiroki Tsurumoto, James Beckwith Maxwell, Brian Harman, in addition to a special presentation of Toru Takemitsu's Gagaku masterpiece, In An Autumn Garden.

A KUROSHIO BREEZE: Chamber Music for Voice & Japanese Instruments **2 dates**

Naomi Sato, Issui Minegishi, Miyama McQueen-Tokita & Bruce Huebner with special guests

Our quartet of visiting master musicians will be joined by percussionist Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and soprano Heather Pawsey for this programme of traditional and contemporary music by Japanese and Canadian composers, including Toshio Hosokawa, Rita Ueda, Elliot Weisgarber, Chris Reiche, Randy Raine-Reusch and Farshid Samandari.

October 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm
The Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour Street, Vancouver


November 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm (pre-concert talk at 6:45pm)
Nikkei Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Cresc., Burnaby

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra with Naomi Sato, Bruce Huebner, Miyama McQueen-Tokita & Issui Minegishi
Owen Underhill, conductor

November 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC
6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver

The flagship event of the festival, this concert features the full Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra with our visiting guest artists, under the direction of conductor Owen Underhill. The ensemble will perform concerti for sho, ichigenken, shakuhachi and koto by Japanese and Canadian composers, including Elliot Weisgarber, Farshid Samandari, Jin Zhang, Dai Fujikura and Issui Minegishi.

The festival also includes workshops for composers and musicians, and smaller lecture/recitals for which admission is FREE. Visit www.vi-co.org or contact us at info@vi-co.org for all the details!
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Thank you for your interest in Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves 2014. Unfortunately the festival has ended, but please visit the VICO website at www.vi-co.org to learn more about our other concerts and other activities.


Various venues (Vancouver, Burnaby & Victoria BC) (View)
See event description or visit www.vi-co.org for addresses
Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria, BC Various


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Festivals
Music > Global
Music > World

Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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