PRISMA Unveils a New Concert for 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Powell River, BC—The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) Festival is proud to unveil a new concert as part of its two-week series of events. Raven Tales Chamber Music Concert will feature modern repertoire from BC composers on PRISMA’s international stage, as part of a vision to attract diverse audiences. The concert takes place Tuesday, June 20th at 7:30pm at the Evergreen Theatre in Powell River.
PRISMA Guest Artist and percussionist Bill Linwood hand-picked the selection of repertoire, which includes pieces by another PRISMA Guest Artist, Marcus Goddard. Goddard, who doubles as an award-winning composer and a trumpeter for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, was inspired by renowned Nisga’a artist Mike Dangeli. The result was “Raven Tales,” a five-part suite with piano, tuned gongs, violin, clarinet, and cello, mirroring the morphing image of the Nisga’a trickster figure, Txamsem, or Raven.
Other pieces that will be performed at PRISMA’s Raven Tales concert include Jordan Nobles’ “Surface Tension,” Jennifer Butler’s “under bleak skies,” Marcus Goddard’s “Solus,” Jocelyn Morlock’s “Darwin Fish,” and Giorgio Magnanensi’s “Quid.” Goddard’s “Solus” and Magnanensi’s “Quid” feature live electronics as accompaniment for the chamber musicians. 
Unique to PRISMA’s Evergreen concert series this year, Raven Tales has open seating on a first come, first served basis and admission is by donation. A cash bar is open before the concert and there will be no intermission.