PRISMA Newsletter – April 18, 2018
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PRISMA NEWSLETTER – April 18, 2018

Welcome, friends, as we enter into the final few weeks before the 2018 PRISMA Festival, June 11-23.

There is much news to share with you in this edition of the newsletter, including upcoming concerts, ticket announcements, student stories, personnel changes, and a list of ways in which you can help us make PRISMA bigger and better than ever before!

But first, let's address the obvious: You may have noticed some changes to our newsletter as we've updated the format to be mobile-friendly and allow you to enjoy your PRISMA news on the go!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch with us at .
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PRISMA Presents: Edwin Sungpil Kim
Tickets on sale now for concerts in Powell River (April 26) and Courtenay (April 27)
PRISMA is thrilled to announce the return of Edwin
Sungpil Kim to British Columbia for a two-night engagement
this April.

Kim appeared as a guest artist at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 PRISMA festivals and quickly became a crowd favourite for his on-stage charisma and off-stage charm. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of North America’s finest pianists in an intimate theatre setting, playing a mix of timeless classics and
contemporary repertoire.
Thursday, April 26 – 7pm – Evergreen Theatre (Powell River)
Tickets: $27.25 – General Seating
Special VIP Package: $77.25 – Enjoy a meet and greet reception with Edwin after the show! Includes wine from 40 Knots Winery and appetizers catered by House of Walls Culinary Magic. Only 50 tickets available, so don't delay!
Friday, April 27 – 7pm – Sid Williams Theatre (Courtenay)
Tickets: $37 – Reserved Seating
Want more Edwin? Check out some media coverage in the Powell River Peak newspaper and Powell River Living magazine!
"PRISMA is unique in a way that it really concentrates on orchestral experience for the students; the vibe is laid-back, yet always busy... Also, the wall between teachers and students is very low, almost non-existent. Beyond knowledge, there is a lot to pass on that is important in life and as a human being. PRISMA is particularly nurturing in this aspect."

– Edwin Sungpil Kim, PRISMA 2015/16/17 Faculty
Follow the Students
Prisma students on stage
PRISMA 2017 Concerto Competition Winner Update
PRISMA's 2017 Concerto Competition winner  Noemi Sallai  (Hungary) was in Russia last month playing with the  Moscow Symphony Orchestra ! (For those who don't know, that's our grand prize. Pretty cool, right?) Click here to watch!
Conducting Masterclass Videos
Our seven Conducting Masterclass students spent time with the  Moscow Symphony Orchest ra recently as well !

Check out some photo and video highlights of Motoki Tanaka, Jordan Cohen, Jorge Silveyra, Zachary Ploeger and Audrey Edelstein on our Facebook page .
Students teach music in Mexico
Remember Carlos De Santiago Fuente (viola) and Fa Hernández (violin), our adorable lovebirds from PRISMA 2017? Well,  Powell River Living caught up with them in March for an update on their careers back in Mexico and a reflection on the skills and support they gained from PRISMA. Read the article here !
Buy Your PRISMA 2018 Tickets
Full Concert Lineup Announced
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 instalment of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) Festival. The festival will celebrate its sixth season June 11-23 with a series of world-class concerts in Powell River, British Columbia. Program highlights include performances of Berlioz’ Harold in Italy and Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) , in addition to exciting collaborations between select students and faculty in ensembles throughout the two-week event. Repertoire has now been announced, along with a special BC Composers Concert on June 20! Visit our website to learn more!
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!
Office Updates
Hignell departs
PRISMA says goodbye to outgoing Office & Administration Lead, Michelle Hignell. Michelle has been an integral part of the PRISMA team since the 2013 Festival. We thank Michelle for her contributions to the PRISMA team and wish her great success in all her future endeavours.

Annual report
PRISMA's 2017 Annual Report is now available online. Click here to read it.

New office hours
The PRISMA Festival/Box Office has new hours. Visit us at #26-7100 Alberni Street (Town Centre Mall) on Tues. & Thurs. 9:30am – 5:30 pm. Telephone: 604-262-2775
Help PRISMA Grow
Vote for PRISMA!

One of our fabulous media sponsors needs your input. It is time for  Powell River Living' s Best Of Powell River 2018 . Why not take a moment to vote on the Best Festival and Best Place to Watch Live Music. (We know, there are so many choices, but perhaps PRISMA comes to mind..?)
Donate unused travel points!

If you’ve got any leftover Air Miles kicking around, we could really use your help in making a Portuguese clarinetist's dream come true. Please get in touch with us if you’d be willing to donate some travel points!

Click here to listen to hear him play!
Volunteer this June!

PRISMA is now accepting volunteer applications for the 2018 festival, June 11-23. 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!

Wow! Our Musical Merit Scholarship Fund is now up to $63,050, thanks to a series of large donations. 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!
Become a Homestay Host!
Want to get better acquainted with PRISMA students? Why not host one in your home? With our move towards free tuition for as many students as possible with the Musical Merit Scholarship Fund, we need more homestay hosts than ever! Our students come to Powell River from all over the world, and the community of Powell River is frequently cited as one of their favourite parts of the festival. If you're interested in billeting a student or two or have any questions, please contact:
Here's what homestay hosts Madeleine and Fraser said about their experience hosting PRISMA students for the last couple seasons:

"Hosting a PRISMA home stay student is easy. The students are mature and look after themselves, and PRISMA provides their lunches and dinners. Just breakfast and a ride to and from the Complex needed. The benefits? Beautiful music in the house, meeting some of these talented young people, and helping PRISMA – win-win!"
Sponsors: 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:

Aaron Service and Supply, BC Ferries, 40 Knots Winery, Beach Gardens Resort, Catalyst Paper, 95.7 Coast FM, First Credit Union and Insurance, Lamont & Company, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Peak Publishing, Powell River Healthworks, Powell River Living, Powell River Town Centre Hotel, RBC Dominion Securities – Balfe/Somers Wealth Management, Re/MAX, Reid Hunter Chartered Accountants, Royal LePage, Stubberfield Funeral Home, School District #47, Tempco Heating and Cooling, Powell River Town Centre Mall & Vancouver Island University.
PRISMA is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency. Sponsorship recognition and benefits vary according to level. For partnership inquiries, please contact Rachel at .