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Q+A with Moshe Denburg and Farshid Samandari: A new album of choral intercultural music

Q+A with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra‘s Moshe Denburg and Farshid Samandari: In May 2015, VICO and Laudate Singers celebrated more than a decade of artistic partnership with a concert of choral intercultural music titled MYSTICS & LOVERS. The next day, those same 50+ musicians gathered again to record two of the featured works on the programme, Ani Ma-amin (I Believe) by Moshe Denburg and Asheghaneh by Farshid Samandari.  VICO has had ... Read More »

In a spirit of collaboration: Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia prepare for their Earth Day performance

Can you tell us how Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia connected? What was your first encounter like? How long did it take before you knew that you wanted to collaborate by having both musicians and dancers on stage? Astrid Sherman: I first met Clyde at the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration in 2006. His Orchestra was playing and we were dancing, though ... Read More »

Vancouver Opera ushers in a brand new Festival

“It’s really a story about love, emotion, revenge—all these big big emotions that only opera can do really well.” This is how the newly-appointed General Director of the Vancouver Opera, Kim Gaynor, describes Otello, one of the mainstage operas to be featured in the VO’s upcoming inaugural Opera Festival from April 28–May 13. With a lineup of classics—Otello and Mozart’s The ... Read More »

Q+A with Chanticleer’s Music Director William Fred Scott

 We reached out to Chanticleer’s Music Director, William Fred Scott, for a Q+A prior to Chanticleer’s concert in Vancouver. In this thoughtful interview, Scott tells of his first encounter with “the world’s reigning male chorus”, Chanticleer’s program repertoire, standout touring moments, and more! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Much of Chanticleer’s repertoire includes vocal music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. [Noteworthy for audiences: It appears as though Sebastián de ... Read More »

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