Season 2

Join Arthur Arnold, Andy Rice and special guests as they take another trip back into the PRISMA vault, coupled with never-before-seen highlights from our 2021 events. A new episode each week, from a different gorgeous location somewhere in the qathet region. Originally aired: Fridays July 23 – August 27, 2021.

PRISMA on the Couch: S2, Ep. 1 (June 23, 2021)

The kickoff to our second season of PRISMA on the Couch. Hosts Arthur Arnold and Andy Rice are your guides for this hour of festival highlights and musical performances including Beethoven, Schubert, and Rachmaninov. Plus, a special delivery…

PRISMA on the Couch: S2, Ep. 2 (June 30, 2021)

Guest co-host Cyndi Pallen joins Arthur Arnold to present this week’s episode from the sunny shores of Tišosəm, Tla’amin Village. Learn more about the PRISMA’s recent visits to the Tla’amin Nation, and hear works by Schubert and Shostakovich.

PRISMA on the Couch: S2, Ep. 3 (August 6, 2021)

In this episode our hosts and their couches cross the Strait of Georgia, landing at Shelter Point Park on Texada Island. Learn all about PRISMA’s American Masterclass Series and meet several of our esteemed guest artists, amidst works by Mahler, Schubert and Strauss.

PRISMA on the Couch: S2, Ep. 4 (August 13, 2021)

The hustle and bustle of Lund Harbour is the perfect location for this week’s action-packed episode, featuring music by Shostakovich, Strauss and Shubert. Plus, the maestro takes a familiar friend along for a day of kayaking in the Ragged Islands.

PRISMA on the Couch: S2, Ep. 5 (August 20, 2021)

This week, we’ve left our couches on land and hit the open water! Amidst the breathtaking beauty of Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park, hosts Arthur Arnold and Andy Rice highlight the works of Brahms, Haydn and Strauss.

PRISMA on the Couch: S2, Ep. 6 (August 27, 2021)

Guest co-host Tara O’Donnell joins Arthur Arnold to present the final episode of our series, which features a look at our Making a Life as a Musician program and PRISMA’s community outreach initiatives. Plus, hear works by Mahler, Hatzis and Berlioz.

Thank you to our supporters!

PRISMA wishes to acknowledge its members, donors, sponsors and granting agencies for their support this season. And, particularly, to BC Ferries – PRISMA’s presenting sponsor; Creative BC – the funder for our “Making a Life as a Musician” program, and to the United States Government – the funder for our American Masterclass Series.

Season 1

Hosted by maestro Arthur Arnold and members of the PRISMA staff, this livestream series filled the two-week spot PRISMA’s annual festival and music academy would have occupied – before the COVID-19 pandemic grounded international flights and reshaped public events indefinitely. Originally aired: Weekdays June 15 to 26, 2020.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 1 (June 15, 2020)

The debut episode of our new livestream series, bringing you the best of the PRISMA Festival. Hosts Arthur Arnold and Andy Rice are your guide for this hour of musical performances, educational highlights, brand new interviews, and more.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 2 (June 16, 2020)

Join Arthur Arnold and Misty Oakes for an hour of music, conversation and celebration, bringing you the best of the PRISMA Festival. Episode 2 includes interviews, backstage highlights and performances of Strauss, Weber, Mozart and Respighi.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 3 (June 17, 2020)

Mahler, Mozart, Masterclasses and more… Our Wednesday episode is brought to you by the letter M! We’ll also take a little trip back to 2013 – the inaugural year of PRISMA – for a special performance by renowned violinist Soyoung Yoon.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 4 (June 18, 2020)

Tonight, we reunite you with some favourite PRISMA performers including pianist Edwin Kim and harpist Taylor Fleshman. Enjoy the works of Chopin, Mosolov, Dvorak and more – plus, a look back at the 2016 instalment of PRISMA on the Beach.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 5 (June 19, 2020)

Arthur Arnold and Andy Rice host this Friday night edition, featuring selections from Stravinsky, Albinoni, Williams, and more. We’ll also take a trip to Russia to learn what it’s like for PRISMA’s concerto competition winners to perform with the Moscow Symphony!

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 6 (June 22, 2020)

We’re back for another week of exciting episodes! Tonight we welcome Clint Williams, Hegus (Chief) of the Tla’amin Nation, for an in-studio chat. And, as always, there’s plenty of gorgeous music to enjoy, with Bernstein, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky on the menu.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 7 (June 23, 2020)

Join Arthur Arnold and Misty Oakes for an ode to our wonderful volunteers, plus a check-in with John Silver (“the voice of PRISMA”) and 2015 Concerto Competition winner Shannon Fitzhenry. Tonight’s musical selections showcase brass, woodwinds and even a typewriter.

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 8 (June 24, 2020)

Meet our founding sponsors, learn the inner workings of festival planning, and hear beautiful music by Mozart (Marriage of Figaro) and Mahler (Symphony No. 4 featuring soprano Lauren Margison). Plus, another funny moment from the PRISMA vault!

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 9 (June 25, 2020)

Tonight’s edition features a conversation with Dutch violinist Carla Leurs, as well as a look at PRISMA’s 2020 plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian Forces. And… pianist Edwin Kim is back, by popular demand!

PRISMA on the Couch: S1, Ep. 10 (Friday, June 26, 2020)

Grab a glass of something cheerful and join all three hosts (and an adorable furry guest) for a celebratory end to our PRISMA on the Couch series! This final edition is packed with gems from Rachmaninov, Dvorak, Strauss, Stravinsky, Danzi, Mahler and more.

Thank You, from the PRISMA on the Couch team!

To our donors, members, volunteers, ticket-holders, sponsors, government funders, granting agencies, staff, board, guest artists, students, and participants – these 10 episodes are a testament to your support and involvement. In this video, our PRISMA on the Couch co-hosts take a moment to say thanks.