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Global Soundscapes Festival 2018

WATERFRONT THEATRE w/ concerts at Annex & Surrey Arts Centre16 Jun '18 to 27 Jun '18 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) has announced the dates and focus of its annual Global Soundscapes Festival. This year the festival showcases the instruments and traditions of the Middle East. VICO will host special guest soloists from Azerbaijan, Iran, and Montreal. They’ll perform with a who’s who of musicians from Vancouver’s vibrant world music scene in a series of concerts and other events. The Global Soundscapes Festival promises a rich smorgasbord of amazing sounds and rhythms, and unique connections across borders, continents, cultures, and centuries. 
     
    The festival welcomes international guests Kayhan Kalhor (setar and kamanche), Kiya Tabassian (setar), Elshan Mansurov (kamanche), Elcin Naghiyev (tar), Saeed Mirzazadeh (tar), and John Zoltek (conductor). They will perform alongside Canadian musicians Jamal Kurdistani (tenor), Saina Khaledi (santur), Hamin Honari (tombak), Navid Goldrick (oud), and guest ensembles Vashaan Persian Ensemble and Borealis String Quartet in a series of concerts and public educational presentations. The repertoire includes music by Ali Razmi, Farshid Samandari, Mark Armanini, Rodney Sharman, Jennifer Butler, Saeed Mirzazadeh, Amir Eslami, Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, and Henry Cowell.
     
    These musical and special events will be held over the course of 12 days in June in Vancouver, primarily at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre (June 19-24), as well as at the Orpheum Annex (June 16) and at the Surrey Arts Centre (June 27). The full lineup of festival concerts is below.
     
    GLOBAL SOUNDSCAPES FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
     
    EDUCATIONAL EVENTS:
    Music of the Whole World: Persian Connections
    Introducing traditional Persian instruments and musical forms and their potential for creative intercultural combinations. With Saina Khaledi (santur), Sina Ettehad (kamanche), Hamin Honari (tombak/daf), and Farshid Samandari (composer).
      
    Thursday,  May 31 at 7 pm *FREE!*
    West Vancouver Memorial Library
    1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
     
    Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm *FREE!*
    Vancouver Public Library
    Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
    350 West Georgia St., Vancouver
     
     
    June 16, 8pm
    FESTIVAL PREVIEW CONCERT: Cellissimo Bellissimo!
    The Annex, 823 Seymour St., 2nd Level
    Featuring Amir Eslami (ney), Sina Ettehad (kamanche), Bo Peng (cello) and Cellissimo
    World premieres of new pieces by Mark Armanini and Amir Eslami, as well as traditional tunes - all played on Middle Eastern instruments interwoven with the lush, passionate sounds of a cello choir.
     
    FESTIVAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS AT THE WATERFRONT THEATRE
    June 19 – 24, 1412 Cartwright St, Granville Island
     
    June 19, 8 pm
    FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT: Under A Persian Musical Sky
    Featuring KiyaTabassian & 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, 8 pm
    BOREALIS STRING QUARTET: Starting Point
    Virtuoso chamber music with Vancouver’s most adventurous string quartet, visiting artist Saeed Mirzazadeh (tar), and soloists Saina Khaledi (santur), and Navid Goldrick (oud). Featuring Quartet by Zoltan Kodaly and Canadian intercultural works by Rodney Sharman and Jennifer Butler.
     
    June 21, 8 pm
    MAQAM TRADITION featuring Elshan Mansurov & Elcin Naghiyev
    Visiting artists Elshan Mansurov (kamanche) and Elcin Naghiyev (tar) from Azerbaijian perform a fiery programme of traditional music, with Mohammad Seyyedi (tombak) and vocalist Jamal Kurdistani. 
     
    June 22, 8 pm
    FESTIVAL COMPOSITIONS & MORE with the Araxes Ensemble
    The VICO’s Araxes Ensemble (Mark McGregor (flute), Marina Hasselberg (cello),Itamar Erez (guitar),Navid Goldrick (oud), Saina Khaledi (santur), Brian Nesselroad (percussion)) gives its debut performance with visiting artist Saeed Mirzazadeh (tar). Featured: the world premieres of new works from the Festival’s 2018 Call for Compositions, as well as pieces by Murat Çulak (Turkey), Mehran Rouhani (Iran), and Saeed Mirzazadeh (Iran/Italy). 
     
    June 23, 8 pm
    FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT: Notes From the Araxes Basin
    Featuring the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra with conductor John Zoltekand guest soloists.
    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) along with featured Vancouverites Saina Khaledi (santur) and Ali Razmi(tar). The programme includes world premieres of new works by Farshid Samandari and Mark Armanini, as well as music by Elisha Denburg and American intercultural pioneer Henry Cowell. 
     
    June 24, 8 pm
    VASHAAN ENSEMBLE
    Bringing together some of the finest classically-trained Persian musicians in Canada, BC’s own Vashaan Ensemble draws upon Iran’s 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.
     
     
    June 26, 8 pm
    SPECIAL HOUSE CONCERT
    The Blenheim Annex (5590 Blenheim St., Vancouver)
    Featuring Elshan Mansurov, Elçin Naghiyev, Saeed Mirzazadeh & more
    A chance to hear the Festival’s international guests perform with VICO musicians, up close and personal in a beautiful home setting, and support the ongoing work of the VICO while doing so! Admission includes light refreshments.
     
    June 27, 7:30 pm 
    SURREY CONCERT: MAQAM TRADITION featuring Elshan Mansurov & Elcin Nagijev
    SURREY ARTS CENTRE, Surrey Arts Centre Studio Theatre, 13750 88 Avenue
    Visiting artists Elcin Mansurov (kamanche) and Elshan Nagijev (tar) from Azerbaijian perform a fiery programme of traditional music, with Mohammad Seyyedi (tombak) and vocalist Jamal Kurdistani. 
     
    June 16-27, 2018
    WATERFRONT THEATRE w/ concerts at Annex and Surrey Arts Centre
    Tickets $18 – $45; Festival Flex Passes available
    Tickets and information at: vi-co.org
     
     
     

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