Supporting our Symphony
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"The whole 2015 season was a joy! Can't wait until next summer." 

2015 audience member

In This Issue:
What an amazing two weeks of music!

Bravo, Powell River, for yet another successful PRISMA season. The musicians, volunteers, audience members, staff and sponsors came together to create what can only be described as a fantastic festival. Thank you!

To wrap up the 2015 season, we'd like to thank our sponsors once again, share some photos and videos and bring to your attention another noteworthy musical event. This August, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, one of PRISMA's partners, is giving a by-donation concert in Vancouver. Read on for more details on our partnership and the event.
PRISMA 2016: JUNE 13-25


Powell River Peak: PRISMA 2015
Powell River Peak: PRISMA 2015

Shaw TV: PRISMA Celebration of the Senses 2015
Shaw TV: PRISMA Celebration of the Senses 2015
Shaw TV: Powell River Anne Frank exhibit
Shaw TV: Powell River Anne Frank exhibit

by Michael Matthews and Arthur Arnold

For more photos, visit our  Facebook page and search the #WeArePRISMA hashtag on Facebook or Instagram.


National Youth Orchestra:

Vancouver Concert



PRISMA and the NYO Canada share the same goal: to provide excellence to music students through first-class teaching and experience. The NYOC recommends that students who are unsuccessful in their application to the NYOC apply to PRISMA. PRISMA supports this initiative by waiving the application fee for these students and allowing them to use the same audition recording as they used for the NYOC. Many PRISMA students are subsequently accepted to the NYOC. 




Enjoy the best emerging orchestral artists Canada has to offer as the 2015 chapter of NYO Canada tours the country with renowned maestro Michael Francis. Michael Francis has wowed audiences throughout the world with his expressive style and dynamic performances; he brings this energy and experience to NYO Canada's musicians, igniting enthusiasm and passion in every note.


Comprised of 90+ students aged 16-28, NYO Canada brings these musicians together for a 5-week training institute, culminating in the 2015 TD National Tour.


NYO Canada provides an unforgettable evening of evocative and expertly played music that captivates audiences from the start. A Canadian Classic since 1960, come and experience tomorrow's brightest musicians in July and August!


Vancouver Concert 

Chan Centre

August 6th, at 7:30 pm

Entry by Donation

To reserve seats, click here.

For more info:



Strauss - Don Quixote '38


Santa Ana - OCASO   '8

Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances '35

 Thank you to our members



The Illahie Foundation

The Shoji Family: Kuts, Carol, Karin and Leslie

Rudy van der Maeden



Irene O'Connor

Mike Robinson & Lynn Webster




Arthur Arnold & Kim Stokes

Brendan & Heather Allen

Bryce & Kim Code

Dan & Heather Dyble

Lynda Harris

Mary Henry

Chet Idziszek

Myrna & CaroleAnn Leishman

David & Janet May

John & Alexene Silver

Nicholas Simons

Lorraine & Terry Stokes

Gordon Thompson

Rudy van der Maeden Foundation

Brian Walker



Stewart Alsgard

Arthur Arnold & Kim Stokes

Brian Balfe & Marie Trudeau

Doreen Berrington & Lee Coulter

Dennis & Kay Bremner

Patrick Brabazon & Jane Cameron

Amy & Frank Chapman

Warren Chapman

Pat Gerlach

Frank & Margaret Greenwood

Elizabeth & Michael Matthews

Denise Reinhardt & Paul Schachter

Pieter Rossouw

Barry & Jeanette Scott

Barbara Sherriff

Lawrence Skinner

Don Somers

Adrian & Lot Sparham

Sharon Thomas


Special thanks to our supporters at the Friend and Classic levels, as well as all of our fundraiser donors.

Become a Member

If you're interested in becoming a PRISMA member,  visit our  website . Thank you for supporting our festival!  
Until next time,

Sarah Barton-Bridges

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