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Global Soundscapes Festival

June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor and guitarist Adrian Verdejo are two of the many performers at this year's Global Soundscapes Festival.

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) presents the 2019 Global Soundscapes Festival celebrating the intersection of Canadian cultures with musical traditions from all over the world through the creation and performance of intercultural music. This year’s edition features the instruments and traditions of Japan as well as other world cultures.

VICO is excited to welcome international guests Naomi Sato (sho), Harrie Starreveld (shakuhachi), Miyama Tokita-McQueen (koto), and Yuji Nakagawa (sarangi). They will perform alongside a who’s who of musicians, composers, and guest ensembles from BC’s vibrant contemporary classical and world music scenes.

At eleven concerts primarily held at the Waterfront Theatre as well as other Vancouver venues, with a special concert performance in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, the festival presents a rich diversity of intercultural works, unique collaborations and world premieres.

Featured concerts include “Debris”, a new mini-opera by Rita Ueda inspired by the 2011 tsunami and the debris that washed up along the west coast of North America, a special evening where the sounds and instruments of Japan mingle with those of India, a musical showcase co-presented with the Powell Street Festival Society, a gala evening featuring both world and Canadian premieres – and so much more!

From tradition to cutting edge innovation, this year’s Global Soundscapes Festival promises a stunning smorgasbord of sounds and rhythms with inspired connections across continents, cultures and centuries. Join us for some brilliant music without borders!

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June 13, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Vancouver, BC Canada