VICO: Setting the World to Music

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra & Vancouver Public Library present

Setting The World To Music

Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 7 pm
Co-presented by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad

Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch – Alice MacKay Room
FREE Admission

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is proud to announce its participation in Cultural Olympiad 2008, with a one-of-a-kind educational/performance event produced in collaboration with the Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. “Setting The World To Music” offers a fascinating sneak peek at the composer’s craft and, in particular, at the challenges of writing and performing music that combines instruments from different cultures. Four well-known Vancouver composers – Mark Armanini, Moshe Denburg, Farshid Samandari and Jin Zhang – will address varying approaches to inter-cultural music, through live demonstrations by an inter-cultural orchestra of 15 musicians (including violins, violas, woodwinds, zheng, erhu, pipa, bansuri, sitar and tabla).

“Setting The World To Music” is the third presentation in a six-part educational series titled Music of the Whole World: Explorations of World Music by Canadian Composers, produced annually by the VICO in collaboration with the Vancouver Public Library. The presentations in the series typically involve one composer and 4-5 musicians; partnering with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad has allowed the VICO to expand the Feb. 12 presentation into a colourful and dynamic world music event.

Whether you’re a veteran composer, a beginner student of music, a performer or simply a music lover wishing to learn more about the many forms of music in the world and the bridges between them, “Setting the World to Music” will offer a fresh and exciting palette of sounds and ideas.

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