PRISMA Newsletter – June 4, 2018
Supporting Our Symphony

The countdown is on! We can't wait to welcome participants and audience members to the sixth annual PRISMA Festival in beautiful Powell River, BC, Canada! The fun officially begins on June 11 (one week from today) and runs until June 23.

Our 2018 PRISMA Festival Orchestra will be the largest we've ever had, with 90 students from 18 different countries joining us for two weeks of music-making. We hope you'll join us, too!

Below you will find an update on all things PRISMA, including a rundown of all upcoming events, ticket information, press clippings, and a tip of the hat to some of the generous sponsors and supporters who help to make it all possible.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch with us at .
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Join us for the kickoff to PRISMA 2018
PRISMA and The Laughing Oyster are proud to invite you to an evening of fine dining and musical entertainment on Sunday, June 10. Performances will include PRISMA favourites Edwin Sungpil Kim, Janet Arms and Marc Goldberg – and, of course, maestro Arthur Arnold. Tickets are $45 (including a buffet meal) and there will be a silent auction benefitting the 2018 PRISMA Festival. Click here for more info!
Buy Your PRISMA 2018 Tickets
From Bach to Berlioz, our PRISMA 2018 repertoire offers something for everyone . Be a part of the audience and show your support for our students and faculty members from all around the world!

Purchasing concert tickets or passes couldn't be easier! Do you have yours?

• Visit us online 24/7 at

• Stop by the PRISMA office in the Town Centre Mall (open 10 am to 5 pm weekdays until June 8) 604-262-2775

• Head to the PRISMA box office across from the Evergreen Theatre (open 3:30 to 7:30 pm during the festival, June 11-23)
PRISMA Vacation Packages
Our title sponsor,  BC Ferries,  has launched vacation packages for the 2018 festival. They include return ferry, two nights' accommodation in Powell River, two tickets to the PRISMA Festival Orchestra Performance on June 22 or June 23, and FREE parking. Click here to learn more on the BC Ferries Vacations website!
RBC Symphony Cruise
On Saturday, June 23, our Symphony Cruise will bring hundreds of people to Powell River from the Comox Valley to attend a matinee performance by the PRISMA Festival Orchestra. Lunch packages are available and onboard entertainment will be provided by Powell River fiddle group, Ceilish. More info .
PRISMA 2018 at a Glance
NEW: Themed symphony concerts
June 15, 7:30pm

Enjoy Italian classics from Elgar, Respighi and Berlioz, featuring a guest appearance by Máté Szücs, Principal Viola with the Berlin Philharmonic!

June 22, 7:30pm & June 23, 1:30pm

Hear Strauss’ Josephslegende and Stravinsky’s infamous Rite of Spring. Plus, our concerto competition finalists compete for the chance to spend a week with the Moscow Symphony.
Masterclasses & Recitals a peek behind the scenes
June 11-23, Various times – Evergreen Theatre

Familiarize yourself with the various sections of the orchestra as our master faculty members offer tips and tricks to PRISMA students from around the globe. Recitals will close out each day, with $5 admission.
PRISMA on the Beach an outdoor symphony spectacle
June 16, 6pm (5pm vendors) – Willingdon Beach

Enjoy an evening of music complemented by local food and art vendors, a salmon barbecue and a beer garden. Symphonic highlights will include works by Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky as well as a special performance of the Harry Potter Suite.
"Voices Rising" a concert featuring BC composers
June 20, 7:30pm – Evergreen Theatre

An evening of contemporary compositions featuring the talented PRISMA percussionists and special guests! Works by exclusively British Columbia composers: Tony Genge, Marcus Goddard, Gavin Bryars and Juliet Palmer.
More must-see performances
June 13, 7:30pm – Evergreen Theatre

The stakes are high and the expectations are even higher as 11 aspiring symphony musicians battle it out for a coveted spot in the finals.

June 14, 7:30pm – Evergreen Theatre

Enjoy a selection of everything PRISMA has to offer: guest artists in ensembles and as soloists, and of course the full PRISMA Festival Orchestra!

June 21, 7:30pm - Evergreen Theatre

Guest artists and select students will inspire your imagination through intimate repertoire and works for larger ensembles. An evening not to be missed!
PRISMA in the Press
Powell River Peak
Check out our festival overview ( " PRISMA boasts record enrolment " ) and another feature on the Voices Rising concert on June 20 ( " PRISMA percussionists ready for contemporary concert ." )

Powell River Living
Find a copy of their June issue to see what our treasurer, Mike Robinson, managed to dig up about Stravinsky's riot-inducing Rite of Spring ( " A very Powell River scandal. " )

Comox Valley Record
Our Vancouver Island fans may have seen this article in the Comox Valley Record ( " Sixth annual PRISMA Symphony Cruise. ")

Vancouver Sun and The Province
Did you see us in the Vancouver Sun and The Province recently alongside some of the Sunshine Coast's other hidden gems? (" Paradise awaits: Fall in love with the Sunshine Coast in June. ")
Help PRISMA Grow
Donate a silent auction item!

We are still on the hunt for items for our silent auction fundraiser on June 10. We've already got some great items from Pollen Sweaters, Darn Tough Socks, the Max Cameron Theatre and more. Email Kim if you're interested in making a donation.
Buy a t-shirt at the concert!

Here's a sneak peak at one of 5 brand new t-shirt designs for the 2018 festival. We went big and bold in navy blue this year, paying tribute to the various sections of the orchestra. Pick one up for $20 at any PRISMA concert!
Volunteer this June!

PRISMA is still accepting volunteer applications. There are many ways to help: ushers, box office support, stage crew, drivers, wine pourers, merchandise sales, homestays and more. Check out the volunteer page on our website or pop by the office to fill out a volunteer form. Contact  with any questions you may have.
Make a donation!

Our Musical Merit Scholarship Fund is growing by the day. Know anyone who could help us reach our next goal of $75,000? This is how we make PRISMA accessible for deserving students who couldn't otherwise afford it.

There are other ways to donate to PRISMA, too. Learn more here!
Our Supporters: Keeping the Arts Alive
We LOVE our sponsors who make PRISMA possible each and every year. PRISMA wishes to send out a heartfelt bravo to the following businesses in our community and beyond who have demonstrated major generosity in advance of the 2018 festival:
Diamond, Platinum and Gold-Level Sponsors
BC Ferries (Title Sponsor)
Balfe/Somers Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities (Founding Sponsor)
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Beach Gardens Resort & Marina
Powell River Town Centre Mall
Powell River Town Centre Hotel
School District No. 47
Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd.
Governments & Foundations
Mike Robinson & Lynn Webster
Reid Hunter
Re/Max Powell River
Beyond the Road Adventures
40 Knots Winery
95.7 Coast FM
Powell River Peak
Vancouver Island University

Aaron Vending, Beyond the Road Adventures, Catalyst Paper, Del Mistro Dunn, False Island Fudge, First Credit Union, Laughing Oyster Restaurant, Lois Lake Steelhead, Microsoft Software, Massullo Motors, Nancy de Brouwer Graphic Design, Tempco Heating and Cooling, Westview Ford, Lamont & Company, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Powell River Academy of Music, River City Coffee, Rotary International of Powell River, Royal LePage, Shinglemill Marina, Terracentric Coastal Adventures, Top of the Hill Grocery/Gas Bar, Government, BC Arts Council, City of Powell River, Powell River Council for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Powell River Regional District, Province of British Columbia, Tla’amin Nation, Community Friends, ARC Community Theatre, Brooks Secondary School, CJMP 90.1FM Powell River Community Radio, Robert Colasanto - Photography, Laura Wallace – Luthier, Mother Nature, Save On Foods, Springtime Nursery, Telus Community Ambassadors, The Convenient Chef, The Patricia Theatre, Pacific Coast Appliance and Installation, Powell River Ceilish Fiddlers, Powell River Garden Club, Powell River Healthworks, Quality Foods, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony.

Illahie Foundation
Chet Idziszek

Anonymous (2)
Brendan & Heather Allen
Dona Campbell & Brian Walker
The Chapman Family
Irene O’Connor
The Shoji Family
Sharon Thomas
Michelle Zarin

Anonymous (6)
Lyn Adamson & Kathie Mack
Barry Bennett & Anne Leaman
Jane Cameron & Patrick Brabazon
Bryce & Kim Code
Lyn Cooper & Susan Cooper
Anne-Marie Dekker
Linda Lea Harvey
Mary Henry
Dorothy Janzen
Lili Kopala & Gerald Frazer
Doug Malloch
Michael & Elizabeth Matthews
David & Janet May
Terry & Lorraine Stokes
Rudy Vander Maeden 
Michelle Zarin

Anonymous (2)
Brian Balfe & Marie Trudeau
Alison Barbour & Bob Butkus
William & Kathryn Barclay
Kim & Charles Barton-Bridges
Hector & Donna Beauchesne
John & Janice Bennett
Janet & Wes Bingham
Dennis & Kay Bremner
Grant & Margaret Colman
Doreen Berrington & Lee Coulter
Colin & Maureen Daly
Sean & Ruth Dees
Dan & Heather Dyble
Pat & Andy Gerlach
Frank & Margaret Greenwood
Susan Hanson
James & Norah LeClare
Catherine Leggett
Darryl & Fern Magnus-Brown
Robert Main & Hanna Main-van der Kamp
Barrie McDonald & Claire Bonsor
Hugh Mullaly & Diane Moore
Vicki Pierobon
Pieter & Roche Rossouw
Sherry Sakamoto
Barry & Jeanette Scott
Barbara Sherriff
Nicholas Simons & Slim Milkie
Lawrence & Jayne Skinner
Kim Stokes & Arthur Arnold
Ron Woznow & Susan O’Brien

Anonymous, Brendan & Heather Allen, The Chapman Family, Gail Cook & Brad Leggett, Lyn & Susan Cooper, Mary Christopher, Anne Marie Dekker, Deux Mille Foundation, Linda Lea Harvey, Mary Henry, Chet Idziszek, The Illahie Foundation, Dr. Dorothy Janzen, Dr. Lili Kopala & Gerald Frazer, Liz and Michael Mathews, Irene O’Connor, Sharon Thomas, Rudy Vander Maeden Foundation, Michelle Zarin – In memory of Chris Stone - Record Plant Recording Studio
PRISMA is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency. Sponsorship recognition and benefits vary according to level. For partnership inquiries, please contact Rachel at .