Summer 2019
Thanks for an amazing 2019 festival season!
Each and every year, the PRISMA Festival is made possible by the generous support of our Members, Donors, Sponsors, Patrons, Volunteers, Board Members and the commitment of our dedicated staff.

We are so grateful to each and every one of them. Thank you!
Scrapbook: PRISMA's best moments from 2019
Enjoy a few highlights from 2019 festival photographer Mélissa Huard and stay tuned to our social media sites for a full gallery coming later this summer!
... Did you hear about the (unplanned) Sail to the Symphony adventure?

"PRISMA or bust!"  🚤🛥🛳
Let’s just say that 17 patrons from the Comox Valley got the ultimate West Coast experience right before our matinée concert on Saturday, June 28.

So here’s the story:

We sold a record number of Sail to the Symphony Tour packages this year. (Plus, there were a few die-hard Islanders who were brave enough to chance it with only a concert ticket and no ferry reservation on the Comox-Powell River route.) When Brian Balfe, PRISMA’s founding sponsor, saw them standing forlornly at the ticket booth as the vessel (at capacity) was about to pull out, he wasn’t going to let them miss out on PRISMA. So he called a friend with a boat, hopped in his own boat, and ferried them all over himself!

Best of all:  🎫  They made it to the concert in time.  🐋  They saw whales on the way back.

...One patron even stowed her life jacket at our festival office!

Only at PRISMA!
PRISMA awarded 'Best Event'
PRISMA named Best Event in 2019 Powell River Living's 'Best of Powell River' Awards – thanks to YOUR votes!
We’re so grateful to the people of Powell River for choosing us as their #1 event in Powell River Living’s Best Of issue , which came out at the beginning of July.

We wouldn’t be here without this fantastic community to back us up! 💜
What's coming next?
Mark your calendar for PRISMA 2020: June 15 to 27
At the end of each amazing year, we begin planning for another! Stay tuned and keep an eye open for updates as we get the ball rolling. We've got many exciting things in store, including a brand new website!

Until then, save the date for PRISMA 2020: June 15 to 27.
Don't forget your swag!
Merchandise is still available!
We've got t-shirts, water bottles, tote bags, and our legendary chocolate bars – but they won't last long! Stock up on a PRISMA souvenir, or put a little something away for Christmas or that hard-to-buy-for music fanatic in your life!

While our Town Centre Mall office is currently closed for the summer, feel free to get in touch with us to purchase or reserve an item of your choosing.
Small world!

PRISMA 2018 alumna  Marie-Ange Boislard  (left) sent us this photo from the  Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival , where she was recently studying and happened to meet another former student of ours – Alana Chan , who attended PRISMA in 2014.

How cool is that?!
Thanks to Our Generous Members & Donors!
Thanks to the generosity of its members, PRISMA is able to attract premier students and outstanding guest artists from around the world, while keeping concerts affordable and accessible to the community of Powell River. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the following individuals and foundations for their support over the past year:
Bryce & Kim Code
Deux Mille Foundation
Chet Idziszek
Illahie Foundation
Brendan & Heather Allen
Dona Campbell & Brian Walker
The Chapman Family
Scott Hean
The Heron Family, In Memory of Michael
Irene O'Connor
Mike Robinson & Lynn Webster
Sharon Thomas
Lyn Cooper & Susan Cooper
Linda Lea Harvey
Mary Henry
Lili Kopala & Gerald Fraser
David & Janet May
Paul Schachter & Denise Reinhard
Terry & Lorainne Stokes
Rudy Vander Maeden & Heather Kane
Alane Wilson & Terry Noreault
Michelle Zarin

Lyn Adamson & Kathie Mack
Alison Barbour & Bob Butkus
William & Kathryn Barclay
Kim & Charles Barton-Bridges
Hector & Donna Beachesne
Barry Benett & Anne Leaman
John & Janice Bennett
Richard Benson
Doreen Berrington & Lee Coulter
Janet & Wes Bingham
Patrick Brabazon & Jane Cameron
Dennis & Kay Bremner
Lynne & Andrew Carmichael
Colin Daly
Sean & Ruth Dees
Dan Dyble & Emily Yee
John & Mary Gray
Susan Hanson
Nancy & Alex Hollmann
P. Hubers
Christien Kaaij
James & Norah LeClare
Catherine Leggett
Darryl & Fern Magnus-Brown
Robert Main & Hanna Main-van der Kamp
Doug & Denise Malloch
Johanna & Randy Moore
Vicki Pierobon & Marilyn Carey
Pieter & Roche Rossouw
Diane Roussy
Sherry Sakamoto
Barry & Jeanette Scott
Karl & Christy Siegler
Lawrence & Jayne Skinner
Kim Stokes & Arthur Arnold  

William & Kay Allensworth
Liane & Rob Arnstien
Heather Baldwin
Steve Beck
Terri Beck
Kim Beno & Deirdre Follet
Jennifer Blampin
B. Bligh
Diane & Peter Bolton
Ann & Mike Bonkowski
Betty Bonsor
Charlene & Don Bourcier
Stephen Burns & Diane Uitz
Don & Joyce Carlson
Doug Dobson & Winnie Snow
Anne Marie Edwards
Max & Winnie Ferrier
Madeleine & Fraser Field
Bruce Finlay
Deanna Flichel
Ruth Gibson
Phyllis Giovannetti
Steven Grover & Susan Dawkins
Nancy & Harold Gruber
Alice Gurr
John & Marie Hall
Lyndamae Harris
Patricia Hughes & Peter Rowles
Mary Jensen
Pamela Jensen
Patricia & Robin Jones
Colleen Johnston
Johanna Julyan
Mary Kallal
MIchael Keating & Pat Thompson
Helen & Hugh MacKenzie
Jean MacKenzie & Rick Giesing
Jennifer MacMillen
Heather Maximea
Patricia McDonald & Cathy Yarocki
Travis & Patricia McDonough
Ian & Judy McIntyre
Jock & Christine McLauchlan
Shirley & Doug Milligan
Shea Nassichuk
Barb Neri & Rose Marie Williams
Cedwyn & Margaret Phillips
Moya M. Pritchard
Caroline Rentz & Linda Clemence
Susan & Bob Rice
Sheila & Alan Shaw
Nicholas Simons & Slim Milkie
Michael Slade & Ulli Wolff
Judy Slingsby
Adrian & Lot Sparham
Tobin Stokes & Judith Isabella
Kelly Storm & John Edwards
Geoff & Dawn Stubbs
Marguerite Unger
Nina Whiteside
Phil & Diane Williams
Pamela Wylie

Marian Buller
Wendy & John Carter
Gordon Cherry
David & Kate Clark
Paul & Ann Clements
Bertha Clough & Joe Corsbie
Rosemary Entwistle & David Campbell
Melie Dechamplain
Yvonne Findlater
Rae Fitzgerald
Gary & Joyce Follman
Leslie Forrester
Alaine & Bill French
Norma Guidon
Jonathan & Lin Inman
Bonnie Kent
Marie Knowles
Deb Lesuk
Diane & David McKendrick
Lin Morrison
June & Collin Mullin
Laurence & Kathryn Padgett
Janet Pihl
Guy Pocklington & Drena McCormack
Cheryl Rose
Charlotte Schulz
Sharon Simpson & Bob Allen
Marianne Smisko
Russell & Susan Storry
Patrick Tepoorten
Jo Thomas
Jeannie Thomson
Amy Yakimyshyn
Anonymous - Memory of Frank Greenwood
Michelle Zarin - Memory of Tom “TA” Anderson

PRISMA aims to become one of the world’s premier symphony festivals and academies by attracting music students of the highest merit. Thanks to the generosity of the donors and foundations listed below – each of whom have agreed to make a five-year financial commitment, our Musical Merit Scholarship Fund (MMSF) has grown to $66,250 and resulted in 29 full and 35 partial scholarships being awarded to 64 deserving students who could not have otherwise afforded the cost of tuition for PRISMA 2019.

Heron Family - In memory of Michael
Dona Campbell/Brian Walker
Michael and Liz Matthews
John Heintz
Sharon Thomas
Dr. Lili Kopala and Gerald Frazer
Deux Mille Foundation
Gail Cook & Brad Leggett
Michelle Zarin (Memory of Chris Stone - Record Plant Recording Studios)
Anne Marie Dekker
Brendan & Heather Allen
Lyn Cooper & Susan Cooper
Linda Lea Harvey
The Chapman Family
Mary Henry
The Illahie Foundation
Irene O'Connor
Chet Idziszek
Rudy Vander Maeden Foundation
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