Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves
A Joyous Synthesis Of Sound & Creativity:
Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves Festival Celebrates Japanese Music In Canada
October 22 – November 3, 2014
Various venues in Vancouver, Burnaby & Victoria, BC
Tickets & information: www.vi-co.org
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra launches its 14th season with Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves 2014. This innovative festival celebrates the music of Japan, and explores interactions between Japanese and Canadian cultures through educational events, workshops, chamber recitals and orchestral concerts in Vancouver, Victoria and Burnaby.
The VICO is proud to welcome four master musicians from Japan and the Netherlands for Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves: Naomi Sato (sho), Issui Minegishi (ichigenkin), Bruce Huebner (shakuhachi) and Miyama Tokita (koto). These virtuoso performers will join forces with the musicians and composers of the VICO to present music that spans centuries and continents, from traditional repertoire dating back to the ancient Imperial courts of Japan all the way to new contemporary intercultural works by Japanese and Canadian composers.
The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver has officially recognized Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves as a signature event in connection with the 125th Anniversary of the establishment of a Japanese diplomatic office in Canada. Join the musicians and composers of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, our Japanese guest artists and our community partners in celebrating friendships, cultural connections and fruitful artistic collaborations of the past, present and future.
CHRYSANTHEMUMS & MAPLE LEAVES FESTIVAL EVENTS
In An Autumn Garden, featuring Naomi Sato (sho)
October 22, 2014 at 8pm
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver)
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Tiresias Duo and Tempest Flute Ensemble combine forces to present an exploration of the great Japanese music tradition of Gagaku. This event showcases new works by Canadian composers Hiroki Tsurumoto, James Beckwith Maxwell, Brian Harman, in addition to a special presentation of Toru Takemitsu’s Gagaku masterpiece, In An Autumn Garden.
Naomi Sato, Miyama Tokita & Bruce Huebner
with Emily Carr String Quartet
October 25, 2014 at 8pm
Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
Breathing the Past: Music From Ancient Japan
Gagaku, zen, traditional & folk music with Naomi Sato, Issui Minegishi, Miyama Tokita & Bruce Huebner
October 29, 2014 at 12pm
Roy Barnet Hall at UBC, Vancouver, BC
A Kuroshio Breeze: Chamber Music for Voice & Japanese Instruments
Naomi Sato, Issui Minegishi, Miyama McQueen-Tokita & Bruce Huebner, with percussionist Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and soprano Heather Pawsey perform traditional and contemporary music by Japanese and Canadian composers, including Toshio Hosokawa, Rita Ueda, Elliot Weisgarber, Chris Reiche, Randy Raine-Reusch and Farshid Samandari.
October 29, 2014 at 7:30pm
The Orpheum Annex 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
November 2, 2014 at 7:30pm (pre-concert talk at 6:45pm)
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cresc., Burnaby
Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves:
Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
with Naomi Sato, Issui Minegishi,
Miyama Tokita & Bruce Huebner
November 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC
6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver
The flagship event of the festival, this concert features our visiting guest artists performing concerti for sho, ichigenken, shakuhachi and koto by Japanese and Canadian composers (including Elliot Weisgarber, Farshid Samandari, Jin Zhang, Dai Fujikura and Issui Minegishi), with the 16-piece Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Owen Underhill.