Prairie Debut is a Canadian classical and world music touring network that focuses on bringing the highest artistic standard of artists to communities in Western Canada. These touring activities develop the artists’ careers and strengthen their national profile.
Through our 21 years, Prairie Debut has supported some of Canada’s best emerging and established musicians by providing performance opportunities, exposure and experience and connecting them with thousands of people across the Prairies. While on tour, Prairie Debut artists perform full length concerts and also provide music education to school students and various outreach activities.
With Prairie Debut, the communities have access to artists of excellent calibre. In doing so, Prairie Debut contributes to the quality of life in the communities it serves.
Since our first tour in 1997, Prairie Debut has taken 142 artists on 54 tours to 80 communities throughout the Prairie Provinces and Yukon. With over 600 concerts, Prairie Debut has had an incredible impact on Western Canada’s arts community.
What People Are Saying
"I can’t find the words to describe the performance by musica intima; amazing, beautiful, soulful, and for myself, brought tears to my eyes on several occasions. Standing O & great comments after. I’m still getting chills this morning remembering last night...I didn’t want it to end "
— Marilyn Jackson, Newell Concert Association, Brooks AB
"Because of our remote location it would be near to impossible for these events to take place without your organization. The concerts enrich the lives of the people of Snow Lake especially the young people. Please continue this important work. "
— David Douglas Hart of Ravna House, Snow Lake MB
"The concert was excellent! Both Kornel Wolak & Chris Donnelly have great expertise not only on their instruments but with the audience. One of our local music critics called to tell me this has been one of the best concerts & she will float through the week on the wings of their great music. "
— Weyburn Arts Council, Weyburn SK