Connecting communities through music

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.

EVENTS

Prairie Debut is actively working to support Canadian classical musicians and our presenting partners during an unprecedented time. Wherever possible, we are creating opportunities to connect audiences with our family of artists through events like the ones below. This fall, we also introduce the Close to Home concept, as we facilitate concert performances involving local artists.

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CONCERTS CLOSE TO HOME

Pianist Akiko-Tominanga, cellist Kathleen de Caen and violinist Laura Reid are Prairie Debut Alumna & Friends

Trio Nobara

Cellist Kathleen de Caen, violinist Laura Reid and Prairie Debut alumna Akiko Tominaga unite in a program celebrating the pinnacle composers of three musical periods.

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PREMIERE OF NEW WORK

Pianist Akiko-Tominanga, cellist Kathleen de Caen and violinist Laura Reid are Prairie Debut Alumna & Friends

Duo Beija-Flor

It’s a music premiere like no other, as Duo Beija-Flor perform Carmen Braden’s new work The Culture of Isolation – with both the audience and the musicians hearing the work in its entirety for the first time.

Thursday, November 26 at 8:30 pm MST

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PREMIERE OF NEW WORK

Pianist Akiko-Tominanga, cellist Kathleen de Caen and violinist Laura Reid are Prairie Debut Alumna & Friends

Calgary Guitar Society | Cicchillitti-Cowan Duo

The Cicchillitti-Cowan Duo premiere a new work by Canadian composer Christine Donkin, commissioned by Prairie Debut.

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VIRTUAL MUSIC CLASSES

If you’re a student of music keen to finesse your skills, Prairie Debut offers a unique opportunity to learn from our family of season artists and alumni musicians. In these virtual sessions, a professional musician demonstrates technique and shares performance tips. Online sessions and masterclasses for a variety of instruments, including piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar are available.

Curious? Please contact us.

Prairie Debut’s CURRENT artists

“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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APPLY TO TOUR WITH PRAIRIE DEBUT

Each year, we invite emerging and established Canadian musicians to showcase and tour with Prairie Debut.

Applications open in January 2020.

SUPPORT CANADIAN MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

When you choose to support Prairie Debut with in-kind or financial donations, you provide resources that helps our organization to connect some of Canada’s best world and classical musicians with thousands of people across Western Canada.

“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

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CONTACT

Po Yeh, Executive Director
403.862.2954

Box 15106, Aspen Woods RPO
Calgary, AB   T3H 0N8