2019 Concerts

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 - 19:00
    Max Cameron Theatre (Brooks Secondary School)

    Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) is thrilled to announce the return of pianist Edwin Kim.
     
    No stranger to Powell River or to PRISMA, Kim has been a guest artist at the annual summer PRISMA Festival since 2015, becoming a crowd favourite for his on-stage charisma and off-stage charm. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of North America’s finest pianists in an intimate theatre setting, playing a mix of timeless classics and contemporary repertoire.
     
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre (Powell River Recreation Complex)
     
    Watch the electrifying action as our panel of Guest Artists selects two finalists from nearly a dozen concerto competitors.
     
    Competitors & Repertoire TBA
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre (Powell River Recreation Complex)
     
    A musical smorgasbord unveiling the 2019 PRISMA Festival Orchestra and world-class Guest Artists from around the globe.
     
    Performers & Repertoire TBA
  • Friday, June 21, 2019 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre (Powell River Recreation Complex)

    Delight your senses with orchestral masterworks by Brahms, Strauss and Mahler, played by the PRISMA Festival Orchestra.

    PROGRAM:

    Brahms - Academic Festival Overture |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
    Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
    Mahler - Symphony No. 4, with Lauren Margison (soprano) |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 18:00
    Willingdon Beach Park
     
    Bring your family for a free outdoor sampler of all things PRISMA, live from the shimmering shores of Willingdon Beach.
     
    Get excited for music from Star Wars! Additional repertoire TBA
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre (Powell River Recreation Complex)
     
    Guest artists and select students will inspire your imagination with a host of unique and intimate musical collaborations.
     
    Performers & Repertoire TBA
  • Friday, June 28, 2019 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre (Powell River Recreation Complex)
     
    Enjoy classics from Dvořák and Shostakovich, plus the crowning of the PRISMA 2019 Concerto Competition winner.
     
    PROGRAM:
    Dvořák - Carnival Overture |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
    Concerto Competition - Final Round (2 Competitors TBA) 
    Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
     
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 13:30
    Evergreen Theatre (Powell River Recreation Complex)
     
    Spend an exquisite afternoon in Powell River with the PRISMA Festival Orchestra and our 2 Concerto Competition finalists.
     
    PROGRAM:
    Dvořák - Carnival Overture |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
    Concerto Competition - Final Round (2 Competitors TBA) 
    Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 |  Hear the piece |  Learn about it
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 18:00
    Willingdon Beach Park

    Join us for this FREE, family-friendly community celebration featuring performances by the PRISMA Festival Orchestra and PRISMA Guest Artists.
    For the sixth year in a row, we’ll be showcasing the seaside beauty of Powell River alongside the musical extravaganza that is PRISMA. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of symphonic selections complemented by local food and art vendors, a salmon barbecue and a beer garden. Musical highlights will include works by Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky as well as a special performance of the Harry Potter Suite. Stay tuned for emcee information and other exciting announcements to come!
    Food vendors start selling their offerings at 5:00 pm. Music from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre
    Enjoy Italian classics from Elgar, Respighi and Berlioz, featuring a guest appearance by Máté Szücs, principal viola for the Berlin Philharmonic – one of the world's top five orchestras!
     
    PROGRAM:

     
    Elgar - In the South (Alassio)

     
    Respighi - Fountains of Rome


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    Berlioz - Harold in Italy
    PRISMA Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Arthur Arnold

    Soloist: Máté Szücs - Viola (Berlin Philharmonic Principal Viola)


     
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre
    In this exciting concert you will enjoy a selection of everything PRISMA has to offer, Guest Artists in ensembles and as soloists, and of course the full PRISMA Festival Orchestra!
    PROGRAM:
     
    Gabrieli Canzon Duodecimi toni a 10
    All PRISMA brass
     
    Mozart and Bach intertwined, a breathtaking experience:
    Mozart - Serenade No. 10, Gran Partita (Part 1, movements 1, 2, 3, 7) 
    Bach - Sonata in G Minor for Violin Solo
    Allan Vogel + student, Oboe

    Alain Desgagné + 3 students, Clarinet

    Laurens Woudenberg + 3 students, Horn

    Marc Goldberg + student, Bassoon

    Mark Morton, Bass
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    Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 violins and cello + strings RV 580
    All PRISMA strings

    Soloists: Richard Roberts, Martin Chalifour, 2 violin students, Yegor Dyachkov
     
    Weber – Andante & Ronda Hungarese (vla solo)
    PRISMA Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Arthur Arnold

    Soloist: Máté Szücs - Viola (Berlin Philharmonic Principal Viola)


     
    Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33
    PRISMA Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Arthur Arnold

    Soloist: Yegor Dyachkov (cello)


     
    Tchaikovsky – from Onjegin – Polonaise
    PRISMA Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Arthur Arnold
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 19:30
    Ten to 12 qualifying students will compete for the chance to spend a week in Russia performing with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Watch the electrifying action as our panel of faculty adjudicators narrows down the competition to a final three. The stakes are high and the expectations are even higher! Don’t miss this free event – our unofficial kickoff to the 2018 PRISMA Festival – featuring the fabulous Edwin Sungpil Kim as accompanist. Finalists will go on to compete at the June 22 and 23 finale concerts in front of a live audience.
     

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