Powell River, BC—The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA), a festival in Powell River, BC, is celebrating its fifth year with a bright and ambitious 2017 season. To kick of the start of this annual 2-week event, PRISMA will be hosting Arthur & Friends: A Fundraising Concert to Celebrate Spring, followed by its concert series from June 12 to 24th.
The fundraiser includes performances by internationally-acclaimed artists at 7:30pm on April 12, 2017 at the Max Cameron Theatre in Powell River, BC and at 7:30pm on April 13, 2017 at the Native Son’s Hall in Courtenay, BC. Tickets to both concert performances begin at $25. Tickets are available in Powell River at Coles bookstore and at the PRISMA office in the Town Centre Mall from 9:30-5:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets are also available at Blue Heron Books in Courtenay and at Laughing Oyster Book Shop in Comox. Tickets for either fundraiser are available online at prismafestival.com/tickets. For an additional $50 per ticket, Powell River and Courtenay concertgoers can enjoy a pre-concert catered reception beginning at 6:00pm, featuring quality wine from 40 Knots Winery and a chance to mingle with the performers.
This year’s guest artists include flutist Janet Arms, member of the New York City Opera Orchestra since 1988, Marc Goldberg, renowned bassoonist and Juilliard faculty member, and vocalist Christina Hutten, as well as Powell River’s own Megan Skidmore, soloist and voice teacher at Powell River Academy of Music. Powell River concert attendees will also enjoy performances by the Powell River Youth Choir, while those attending the Courtenay event will hear from the Island Voices Chamber Choir and vocalist Jenn Forsland. Both events will be hosted by none other than PRISMA’s Maestro, Arthur Arnold.
All proceeds from the fundraisers will go towards the 2017 PRISMA Festival, which attracts tourists and locals alike, as well as students and accomplished guest artists from around the world.