MAY 06–15, 2022
Global Soundscapes Festival 2022
Festival Concert #1
featuring Vancouver Erhu Quartet & 88 Strings
Festival Concert #2
featuring Ensemble Paramirabo
Festival Concert #3
featuring the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra with Ramiz Guliyev
Festival Concert #4
featuring Ramiz Guliyev & friends
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s annual Global Soundscapes Festival is a rich feast of sound and rhythm, celebrating the intersection of traditional sounds and instruments from all over the world with contemporary classical music by Canadian composers. After producing digital versions of the festival in 2020 and 2021, the VICO is thrilled to once more be presenting it live and in-person this year! On the bill: the Vancouver Erhu Quartet, 88 Strings, Montreal’s innovative Ensemble Paramirabo, and featured international guest artist Ramiz Guliyev – a virtuoso on the Azerbaijani tar, who will make his first ever appearance in British Columbia with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, under the baton of his son, renowned conductor Ayyub Guliyev.
Thursday June 9, 2022 | 8 pm
An intercultural double bill, featuring two new Vancouver-based chamber ensembles: Vancouver Erhu Quartet (www.lantungmusic.com/project/vancouver-erhu-quartet/) and 88 Strings (www.88strings.ca)
Friday June 10, 2022 | 8 pm
Direct from Montreal: Ensemble Paramirabo!
The intrepid and dedicated members of Ensemble Paramirabo come together as a single voice to perform contemporary music, showcase emerging Canadian composers, and expand the boundaries of the traditional concert experience. https://ensembleparamirabo.com/en
Saturday June 11, 2022 | 8 pm
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
with Ramiz Guliyev (tar) and Ayyub Guliyev (guest conductor)
The VICO is proud to welcome master musicians Ramiz Guliyev and Ayyub Guliyev to Vancouver for the first time, and to share the stage with them in this concert full of adventurous music that transcends borders and centuries, including three world premieres.
Sunday June 12, 2022 | 3 pm
Ramiz Guliyev & Friends
Visiting virtuoso Ramiz Guliyev (tar) performs an intimate chamber programme of traditional Azerbaijani
Other Relevant Material (e.g., cause, etc.)
Balcony: General $30, Student $30, Senior $30
Orchestra: General $40, Student $30, Senior $30, Gold Circle $50 (only available on June 11 &12)
1895 Venables St.
2 hours 20 minutes (including 20mins intermission)