For over 20 years, Prairie Debut has linked Canadian classical musicians and world music artists to over 80 mostly rural communities in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon.
As you may be aware, the Alberta provincial government has recommended cancelling events involving gatherings of more than 250 people as part of an effort to limit and control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Some audience members have reached out to us with questions about whether current Prairie Debut concerts and tours will be affected.
Individual presenters are in the best position to respond to this health advisory. For this reason, decisions about whether or not to proceed with a planned concert will vary community by community. We encourage you to check the venue websites for the latest updates.
We care about the health of our artists and the communities we serve, and are closely monitoring the situation. Thank you for your understanding and support of Prairie Debut and our presenting and community partners during this challenging time.
“The performance was well received by all (even a few in attendance who usually don’t appreciate classical music commented on how good the performance was). One comment of: “Best concert ever! Not just best of the season.” …. The performers were engaging and entertaining while speaking to the audience and the musical performance was fabulous!”
Tonia Vermette | Yorkton Arts Council | Yorkton SK
Fostering musical education and artistic performance is vital to Prairie Debut’s purpose. In addition to our touring and showcase concerts, Prairie Debut presents classical musicians and world music artists at school performances, workshops, private concerts and masterclasses across Western Canada.
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“The talent was amazing …. Such lovely young people to work with, and they were crowd pleasers, mixing right in and greeting everyone on their way out after the show. We had about 25 young piano students there as well as several teachers. The crowd responded really well to the question and answer period as there were many questions. Thank you for sending them out on tour.”
Council Member | Carman, Manitoba