A PRISMA New Year Reception will be held on January 6, 2016.
PRISMA is excited to announce the famous Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth as a guest artist at PRISMA 2015. Forsyth will perform the second cello concerto of Victor Herbert with the Pacific Philharmonic on June 27. She will also take part in the chamber music concert with the c minor string quartet of Johannes Brahms with the other string faculty.
The audition requirements for PRISMA have been expanded. Students are welcome to choose the suggested audition repertoire or may use any other audition video to apply for PRISMA as long as this video has some orchestra excerpts. If you have a video for your university or for another summer program that shows your musical abilities, feel free to use it.
Arthur Arnold made his conducting debut with the visiting Moscow Symphony Orchestra in 2001 at Amsterdam’s prestigious Concertgebouw, where the conductor famously descends through the audience on a staircase from the balcony level, then through the orchestra and over to the podium, surrounded by applause and anticipation. It was an extraordinary moment for Mr. Arnold, who, as a 14-year-old, had snuck into the same hall – darkened – and stood on the podium, dreaming of this.