VANCOUVER
GUITAR ORCHESTRA

ABOUT VGO

The Vancouver Guitar Orchestra (VGO) was formed out of a desire to create a professional guitar ensemble, that would unveil the beauty and richness of the classical guitar. Our mission is to present guitar music to a larger audience and to use this platform to build a community among lovers of the instrument. In addition, we wish to educate and to raise public awareness and appreciation for the guitar.
The idea for this ensemble was conceived in May of 2020, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, which restricted our initial interactions to online only.

The VGO performs transcriptions of iconic symphonic works, movie and world music as well as original music written specially for us.

Projects

Bach in Black

We completed our first project—a recording of the first movement of Brandenburg Concerto no 3 by J.S. Bach arr. for 9 guitars by A.Pietrzak. The first recording project of our group which took place on November 1, 2020 at the Murray Adaskin Salon at the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver. During the summer of 2020 the VGO was able to meet for socially distanced rehearsals working with Maestro Bujar Llapaj, conductor of the West Coast Symphony, who provided invaluable insight, support and assistance.
Participants in this project were:

Participants:

Tyler Belding
Galina Jitlina
Tejay Liao
Luis Angel Medina
Alec Pearson
Anna Pietrzak
Vinicius Linhares da Silva
Hazel Szekely
Peter Zaenker

Jordan Nobles (audio/video recording engineer)
Krzysztof Orłowski (audio post production)

Anna Pietrzak (producer, audio/video editing)

Superimpositions by Jordan Nobles

”Superimpositions” is an experimental composition written for the Vancouver Guitar Orchestra by Canadian award -winning composer Jordan Nobles.

Participants:

Tyler Belding
Galina Jitlina
Tejay Liao
Luis Angel Medina
Alec Pearson
Anna Pietrzak
Vinicius Linhares da Silva
Hazel Szekely
Peter Zaenker

Jordan Nobles (audio/video recording and editing)
www.jordannobles.com

Spring Breeze
This is a first educational project by the Vancouver Guitar Orchestra, with contributions from students of the classical guitar in the Greater Vancouver Area.
We are gratified to have had the participation of 33 students in this project.

Coming Soon

Something exciting coming soon.
Stay tuned.

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