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.
EVENTSPrairie Debut is actively working to support Canadian classical and global musicians and our presenting partners as we evolve from an unprecedented time. Wherever possible, we are creating opportunities to connect audiences with our family of artists through virtual and live events, as health guidelines allow. In 2020, we introduced the Close to Home concept, as we facilitate concert performances involving local artists. Check back or join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events as they are scheduled.
OSAC | Cicchillitti-Cowan Duo
Join Cicchillitti-Cowan Duo for a virtual concert on Sunday June 13, 2021. Presented by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.
Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council and CJRB Radio | meagan&amy
CONCERTS CLOSE TO HOME
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.
PREMIERE OF NEW WORK
A music premiere like no other, as Duo Beija-Flor performed 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
PREMIERE OF NEW WORK
Calgary Guitar Society | Cicchillitti-Cowan Duo
The Cicchillitti-Cowan Duo premiere a new work by Canadian composer Christine Donkin, commissioned by Prairie Debut.
>> MEET THE DUO
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.
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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