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"Every day, from morning to evening, it's all about music, and I love it. It's wonderful. I can only recommend PRISMA to everyone."

-Noemi Sallai, 2017 Concerto Competition winner

In This Issue:
What a wonderful two weeks of music!

Thank you to all of our supporters in Powell River and beyond for making our festival possible year after year. It's hard to believe that we just celebrated our fifth season, but we couldn't have done it without you.

We are so grateful for the support in the community and eager to hear from you about how we can improve. We'd greatly appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to complete our Audience Feedback Survey online.

In this edition of the newsletter, check out some of our favourite snapshots of this year's festival from our students on social media and our photographer, Robert Colasanto, as well as an interview with Concerto Competition winner Noemi Sallai.
An Interview with Noemi Sallai, 2017 Concerto Competition Winner

How did you hear about PRISMA?

I heard about PRISMA from my friend. We both go to Juilliard. I wanted to go somewhere where I could play a lot in orchestra, and develop my orchestra playing skills, and my friend told me that PRISMA was a great place to go, so I decided I would give it a try. 

What was your experience in the first round of the Concerto Competition like?

I didn't even take [the Concerto Competition] too seriously, I thought I would just send in the video and I wouldn't have thought that I could advance, but I did. When I found out, I was so happy, it was unbelievable. 

How has your PRISMA experience helped you work towards your musical goals?

I think PRISMA helped me a lot. We had excerpt classes almost every day with our clarinet teacher, Alain [Desgagne], and mock auditions. The comments that the teachers were giving me about those mock auditions were really helpful. The orchestra playing itself is wonderful to do, too. I play the E flat clarinet, which is one of the accessory instruments that I have to play in orchestra, so it's a great practice for that, too. Every day, from morning to evening, it's all about music, and I love it. It's wonderful. I can only recommend it to everyone. It's such a pleasure to play with the faculty members, I learn so much.
Lost and Found

All lost and found items from the Complex have been left with the front desk of the lower Recreation Complex.

We also have a small pink jacket at our office in the Town Centre Mall from PRISMA on the Beach.
Audience Feedback Survey
We want to hear from you!

Audience feedback is very important to us. We invite you to fill out our 2017 Audience Feedback Survey so that we can continually improve our festival. Find the survey here.
Some of our favourite student shots from Instagram this season

"So great to be back up in Canada again rehearsing the Sejourne marimba concerto with the #prismafestival orchestra!"

"First time I've taken this lady to the Great White North."

"Thanks for all the memories PRISMA it's been an amazing two weeks! So grateful to have met and worked with such amazing people, I'll miss you guys!"

"Great masterclass today with coach and trumpet player extraordinaire Marcus Goddard!!!"

"What an incredible two weeks of musical growth in beautiful Powell River! I've learned so much from our amazing teacher Alain Desgagne and the other members of the orchestra from all over the world! I'm going to miss this extremely high level orchestra and especially the clarinet section who are all great people and are easy to blend with! I love the music world because I know this won't be the last time I'll be seeing these musicians!"

A Few Favourite Photos
by Robert Colasanto Photography


Please find a full list of our sponsors and members online at .
Recognizing some sponsors who help make our Festival such a success...

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

Musically yours,

Sarah Barton-Bridges

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