2018 Concerts

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 19:00
    Evergreen Theatre

    Come enjoy the music of award-winning pianist, Sungpil Kim, winner of the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition (2017).
  • Friday, April 27, 2018 - 19:00
    Sid Williams Theatre

    Coming to Courtenay!

  • 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!

    Repertoire TBA

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre

    Friday June 15, 7:30 pm

    "A Journey to Italy"

    Elgar - In the South (Alassio)

    Respighi - Fountains of Rome

    - - -
    Berlioz - Harold in Italy
    Soloist: Máté Szücs - Viola (Berlin Philharmonic Principal Viola)
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 18:00
    Willingdon Beach Park

    This FREE, family-friendly community event will feature performances by the PRISMA Festival Orchestra and PRISMA Guest Artists.

    Food vendors start selling their offerings at 5:00 pm.

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre

    Chamber music concert with Guest Artists and selected students. Enjoy the more intimate chamber music repertoire, but also the works for larger ensembles. Let the music inspire your imagination.

    Program TBA

  • Friday, June 22, 2018 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre

    Friday June 22, 7:30pm

    "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes"
    R. Strauss - Josephslegende (Symphonic Fragment)
    Concerto Competition, Final Round 
    TBA - Soloists: 2 finalists of the Concerto Competition
    - - -
    Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 13:30
    Evergreen Theatre

    Saturday June 23, 1:30pm

    RBC Symphony Cruise: "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes"
    R. Strauss - Josephslegende
    Concerto Competition, Final Round 
    TBA - Soloists: 2 finalists of the Concerto Competition
    - - -
    Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
  • Friday, June 17, 2016 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre
    June 17: Gala Grand Opening Concert, 7:30 PM Evergreen Theatre
    Sponsored by RE/MAX


    NEW! An evening full of variety with everything PRISMA has to offer.

    Don't miss this exciting evening with lots of variety. Among the pieces is a concerto for typewriter and orchestra! Powell River Soprano Megan Skidmore will join 8 cellists to sing a piece of Villa Lobos. Mark Morton will play a double bass concerto with orchestra and there are many more exciting works. Guest Artists, students, everyone is involved, and even the full PRISMA Festival Orchestra will play.

    Dukas, Villa Lobos, Calvert, Debussy, Mozart, Sarasate, Albinoni, Bottesini, Anderson, Rimsky-Korsakov


    Program details

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre
    June 16, Thursday, 7:30 PM: Concerto Competition Semi Finals - Evergreen Theatre (admission free) 

    Selected PRISMA students & Sungpil Kim, Piano

    During this exciting concert, ten to twelve qualifying students will compete to win the coveted prize of a week performing with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia. Only three of these students will make it to the final round of the concerto competition that will take place during the closing concert on June 25. The stakes are high and the expectations are even higher.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 17:30
    Willingdon Beach


    June 15, Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Willingdon Beach
    Sponsored by Telus

    PRISMA on the Beach, the free annual family-friendly community event, showcases the PRISMA Festival Orchestra as well as local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Willingdon Beach. This year's event features a celebration of the Tla'amin Nation's treaty, with a new piece of music produced in collaboration between Tla’amin’s Drew Blaney (Kespahl) and PRISMA’s Composer-in-Residence, Tobin Stokes. Other repertoire includes parts of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Mendelssohns Wedding March. The evening ends with the spectacular Introduction and Wedding Procession from Rimsky-Korsakov's Coq d'Or.

    This year there will be an air show again on live music played by the PRISMA Festival Orchestra.

    More info for vendors: here

  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 19:30
    Evergreen Theatre

    June 27, 7:30 PM - Symphony Concert - Evergreen Theatre

    Pacific Philharmonic - Conductor Arthur Arnold


    Amanda Forsyth - Cello

    Bernstein - Overture Candide


    Victor Herbert - Cello Concerto No. 2 Op. 30


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    Holst - The Planets Op. 32