Supporting our Symphony
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"PRISMA is a very good thing for Powell River. Everyone should be very proud to get so much good music."
-PRISMA 2016 concertgoer
In This Issue:
PRISMA 2017 is just about here! Over the weekend, guest artists and students from around the world will be arriving in Powell River to take part in what will surely be an incredible two weeks of music. Don't miss the full schedule of events below, as well as opportunities for youth to enjoy PRISMA events.

The PRISMA festivities formally begin with our annual Kickoff Event at the Laughing Oyster Restaurant on Sunday evening. Read on for an announcement about a special new performer for the night--you won't want to miss out! 

To celebrate our fifth season, we're pleased to introduce some special edition merchandise for sale. We'll also be holding a membership promotion, with draw prizes for those who "recruit" new members and become new members during the festival (June 12-24, inclusive).

PRISMA owes its thanks to so many community sponsors--please read on and help us recognize those who make our festival possible and affordable!

And don't forget: our office will move to the Evergreen Theatre in the upper level of the Recreation Complex beginning on Monday.
Don't forget to bring your passes and/or tickets with you to concerts
PRISMA for Youth
Free master classes and discounted concert tickets available

There are several PRISMA events that appeal to younger audiences. Youth under 18 can enjoy daily master classes and student recitals for free, along with PRISMA on the Beach on June 14th and the Concerto Competition Semifinals on June 15th, which are free to the public.

Youth concert tickets are available for $10 online or at the PRISMA Box Office at the Evergreen Theatre.

PRISMA Merchandise
Purchase your PRISMA t-shirt, water bottle, Pollen sweater, or special edition chocolate bar today!

We are celebrating PRISMA's 5th year in many ways. Check out our brand new merchandise for this season, including these special edition chocolate bars with the story of PRISMA on the wrapper.

Made-to-order Pollen Sweaters are also available for a limited time until June 30th.

Membership Draw
Purchase a membership during the festival and be entered to win!

If you purchase a membership during the festival (June 12-24, inclusive), your name will be entered into a draw for a gift card for Mother Nature (value of $150).  If the winning new member was "recruited" by an existing member, that existing member will also win a gift card to Coastal Cookery (value of $50).  Memberships can be purchased at the Box Office at the Evergreen Theatre during the festival.

PRISMA's membership has grown by 60% this year--help us make it 100%!

New Performer for Kickoff Event at the Laughing Oyster
Sunday, June 11

This just in: PRISMA guest artist Sungpil Kim will play piano and sing at our annual Kickoff Event at the Laughing Oyster Restaurant  (10052 Malaspina Road) on Sunday, June 11 . Along with Sungpil, you'll have a chance to hear performances by Maestro Arthur Arnold on his cello, f lutist Janet Arms, and Chef David Bowes.

 Over 55 seats have been reserved already, so don't delay!  Tickets are $45 and reservations for specified seatings can be made by calling the Laughing Oyster at 604-483-9775.
Don't miss the full roster of 2017 events!

What is the High Note tent? 
FAQs on PRISMA's donor perks

What is the High Note Tent?
PRISMA's High Note Tent is a reception area for our top donors--Patrons, Benefactors, Encore Club, and Maestro's Circle--before and during concerts, serving 40 Knots wine and light appetizers. 

What is the Hospitality Tent?
The Hospitality Tent is open to all PRISMA concertgoers before concerts and during intermission. This is where we have 40 Knots wine and light appetizers available for purchase.

Why does PRISMA have a High Note Tent?
PRISMA uses this area to recognize our high-level donors for their contributions to the festival, while also building audience interest in joining the donor community. Donor acknowledgement is very important to us; the High Note Tent is one of many examples of this.

This year, the High Note Tent will open on June 16th before the Gala Grand Opening Concert.

As an international music festival set in a beautiful part of the world, PRISMA is committed to meaningful waste reduction that protects the health of our planet. PRISMA's goal is to be as environmentally-responsible as possible through the implementation of waste-sorting stations for recycling and compost at the Evergreen Theatre, in addition to refillable water stations for students, guest artists, and audience members.

Please help us make PRISMA greener and bring your own refillable water bottles to concerts and reusable food containers to PRISMA on the Beach. Keep an eye out for Lets Talk Trash stations at our events, too.
PRISMA would like to extend its thanks to the Telus Community Ambassadors on the Sunshine Coast for installing our new banner

From the ocean to the orchestra, experience PRISMA with BC Ferries VacationsTM

Enjoy an extended stay in Powell River or explore more of the Sunshine Coast with BC Ferries Vacations. All packages are customizable to meet your needs and include accommodation, ferry travel and extras.  

To learn more, visit
Over the next few editions of our PRISMA newsletter, we'll be recognizing some of our sponsors who help make our Festival such a success.
Stay tuned for more!

PRISMA is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency.  Sponsorship recognition and benefits vary according to level.  For partnership inquiries, please contact

See you at the festival!

Sarah Barton-Bridges

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