FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2021 Powell River, BC – Keeping with a three-year tradition of awarding fellowships to its key builders and supporters, Pacific Region International Summer Music Association (PRISMA) is pleased to announce Brendan and Heather Allen as its Class of 2021 inductees. The presentation took place at PRISMA’s Annual General Meeting, held virtually...
Moscow Symphony Orchestra releases world premiere recording
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 4, 2020 Today, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra (MSO) makes history with the release of a world premiere recording of rare works by Russian composer Alexander Mosolov. Now available on the Naxos label, the CD features Mosolov’s final work, Symphony No. 5, as well as his “lost” Concerto for Harp and Orchestra. Though...
PRISMA announces livestream – “PRISMA on the Couch” – 7 PM weeknights June 15-26
For Immediate ReleaseJune 3, 2020 On weekdays from June 15 to 26, Pacific Region International Summer Music Association (PRISMA) will broadcast a nightly variety hour featuring pre-recorded orchestral and chamber music performances, engaging interviews, educational content, historical highlights, behind-the-scenes access, as well as brand new studio segments and solo performances recorded from a safe social...
2020 PRISMA Festival cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, March 26, 2020 The Pacific Region International Summer Music Association (PRISMA) announces the cancellation of its 2020 Academy and Festival scheduled for June 15-27 in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. This decision comes after careful monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic and weeks of consultation with our local and international stakeholders. The safety of our...
5 Questions with Julie Lin – 2019 Concerto Competition Winner
In advance of its upcoming Spring Concert, PRISMA sat down with 2019 Concerto Competition winner Julie Lin. The Vancouver-born violinist will return to Powell River on March 12, 2020 for a one-of-a-kind performance with pianist Paul Williamson and cellist (and PRISMA maestro) Arthur Arnold. Here’s what’s been keeping her busy in the months since last...
Silver named honorary PRISMA fellow
Powell River, B.C. — Longtime Pacific Region International Summer Music Association (PRISMA) board member John Silver was honoured earlier this month as the organization’s newest Fellow. The presentation took place at PRISMA’s Annual General Meeting held on January 9. Silver was part of the visionary team that founded PRISMA in the fall of 2012, and...
PRISMA bestows honorary fellowships upon key volunteers
Paul Schachter, Brian Balfe and Sharon Thomas receive nods for their generous contributions to the organization since its beginnings in 2012
PRISMA Presents Award-Winning Pianist Edwin Sungpil Kim
Concerts April 26 in Powell River and April 27 in Courtenay. Tickets are on sale now!
PRISMA Unveils a New Concert for 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.