2018 Prairie Debut Tour Dates:

Friday January 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm
High River Gift of Music
High River United Church, High River AB

Sunday January 28, 2018 – 4 pm
Burman University
Administration Building Auditorium, Lacombe AB

Friday February 9, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Melfort Arts Council
CJRV Performing Arts Theatre, Melfort SK

Saturday February 10, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Tisdale Arts Council
Maurice Taylor Performing Arts Theatre, Tisdale SK

Sunday February 11, 2018 – 3 pm
Regina Musical Club
Riddell Centre Theatre, University of Regina, Regina SK

Monday February 12, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Estevan Arts Council
Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan SK

Wednesday February 14, 2018 – 7 pm
Indian Head Arts Council
Grand Theatre, Indian Head SK

Saturday February 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Horizon Stage
Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, Spruce Grove AB

Sunday February 18, 2018 – 2:30 pm
Southern Manitoba Concerts
Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler MB

March 11 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital of Holly De Caigny, Convocation Hall, UofA, Edmonton, 7:30 pm

March 17 Surface and Underground presented by 5 Penny New Music Concerts, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, 7:30 pm

  • Music by Robert Lemay, François Rossé & Alex Loewen
  • Texts by Thierry Dimanche, Daniel H. Dugas, Valerie LeBlanc & Herménégilde Chiasson
  • Musicians: Proteus Saxophone Quartet

Notable Past Performances


17-02-17 NASA Region 9 Conference at the University of Alberta

  • Mod'son 7 by François Rossé


11-03-16 NASA Biennial Conference at Texas Tech University

  • Passacaglia (US Premiere) by Justin Boechler and Fireworks by Karol Beffa

01-09-16 Guest Artist Recital at Mount Royal University, TransAlta Pavilion, Calgary, AB, 3:00 pm

01-09-16 Guest Performance with Timepoint Enesmble, the containR, Calgary, AB, 5:00 pm

22-10-16 Showcase with Prairie Debut at the Manitoba Arts Network Showcase in Morden, MB

  • Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts Audience and Market Development Travel Grant, Prairie Debut Inc. on behalf of Proteus Quartet


16-12-15 Christmas Market at the National Music Centre, Calgary, AB

29-09-15 Tour in Victoria, BC

12-07-15 17th World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg, France

  • Urbain Influx by Robert Lemay and Attractions by Denis Levaillant
  • Collaborative performance with the Jean-Michel Goury and Friends Saxophone Ensemble, Mod'son 7 by François Rossé

28-06-15 Bowmont Scout Hall in Calgary, AB

  • Works by Fitzell, Lemay, Levaillant and Rossé

18-06-15 Proteus Quartet Featuring Mark DeJong at Lakeland College, Lloydminster, AB

  • Works by Dvorak, Escaich, Geiss, Lemay, Mitchel and Radiohead

16-06-15 Proteus Quartet at Rivier Academy, Prince Albert, SK

  • Works by Dvorak, Escaich, Geiss, Lemay, Mitchel and Radiohead

12-06-15 The Strata New Music Festival featuring Proteus Quartet

  • Newly commissioned Canadian works by John Celona, Justin Boechler and Alex Loewen

14-02-15 NASA Region 9 Conference, Calgary AB

  • Attractions by Denis Levaillant and Urban Influx by Robert Lemay
  • Medina and Tanganita by Philippe Geiss with guest improvisor, Mark DeJong


12-12-14 Urban Influx at the Scarboro United Church, Calgary, AB

  • Works by Beffa, Escaich, Grieg, Lemay and Levaillant

12-12-14 Concert at Bishop Carroll High School, Calgary, AB

  • Works by Beffa, Escaich, Grieg, Lemay and Levaillant

23-03-14 NASA Biennial Conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

  • Urban Influx (World Premiere) by Robert Lemay and Attractions (US Premiere) by Denis Levaillant