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Save the Date! SouthEast #SalemOR Neighborhood Association presents a “Kickoff to Summer Ice Cream Social!” – Sun. June 24th


Kickoff to Summer Ice Cream Social!

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Aldrich Park (next to Bush Elementary School) | Bellevue and 15th ST SE, Salem

SESNA is teaming up with Umpqua Dairy, local musicians, and more to bring you a fun start to summer in 2018!

Join us on Sunday, June 24 at Aldrich Park from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

We’ll have free ice cream, a do-it-yourself toppings bar, and live music!

More details and more fun: Continue reading


2018 Summer Concert Series in #AlbanyOR Monteith Riverpark

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River Rhythms 2018 Summer Concert Series in Albany, Oregon

Thursdays in July and August | Concerts start at 7:00 PM

Monteith Riverpark | 489 Water Ave NW

River Rhythms Website

#MonmouthOR Music In The Park Series – 2018

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Wednesdays | 6:30 PM

Monmouth Oregon | Main Street Park Amphitheater.

This may be the perfect day to think about warm summer nights and lots of music.

With that thought in mind, here’s the 2018 Music In The Park Series lineup.

  • July 11 – Ben Rice Blues Band – Blues
  • July 18 – Wanderband – Rock
  • July 25 – Salem Big Band – Jazz
  • August 1 – Deadstring Family Band – Country
  • August 8 – Boka Marimba – Zimbabwean Marimba
  • August 15 – Orquestra Pacifico Tropical – South American Cumbia
  • August 22 – Coming Up Threes – Celtic
  • August 29 – Cedar Teeth – Rock

Beer wine, and food will be available.

Please leave your pets at home.

See you this summer!

#SalemOR Concert Band presents: Triumph of the Spirit at Historic Elsinore Theatre – Sun. May 20th


Salem Concert Band will present

Triumph of the Spirit

May 20, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem

The concert will feature the U.S. premiere of the Austrian film 1805, A Town’s Tale.

The band will perform the musical score by Otto M. Schwarz live at the concert.

The film is a touching story of friendship, determination and everlasting love in the time of Napoleon’s crusade against the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 1805, A Town’s Tale tells the story of Phillipe, a young officer in the Napoleonic Army, and Mina, his love who lives in the city of Krems, which is in the path of the Army. This moving story chronicles how the town survives the threat of devastation by the approaching army.

The concert will begin with Finest Hour by Stephen Melillo. The work is a stirring tribute to Winston Churchill and his courage and leadership in the face of Nazi aggression in World War II. Otto M. Schwarz wrote The Story of Anne Frank as a testament to her powerful history and to help insure that her story is not forgotten. John Williams won Oscar honors for Best Original Music Score for his music for the 1993 film Schindler’s List. The film told the story of Arthur Schindler and his efforts to help hundreds of Jews survive the Holocaust. The music is a poignant reminder of those who perished and the courage of those who survived. The final selection on the program is La Mezquita de Cordoba by Julie Giroux, which honors the history of this religious center that traces back to 169 BC, when the Romans founded Cordoba, Spain. Muslims, Christians and Jews have practiced their respective faiths in peace within its walls. The work is a celebration of its multi-cultural, religious, and artistic accomplishments.

Caius Oprea will be the guest violin soloist with the band. He is featured on three of the selections in the program; 1805, A Town’s Tale, The Story of Anne Frank and the Theme from Schindler’s List. Caius was born in Romania. He studied at Julliard and Portland State University. He was concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jena Philharmonie as well as the Hanover State Opera in Germany. Currently he is concertmaster of the Festival Chorale Orchestra. The band is comprised of about 55 woodwind, brass, string and percussion players.

This concert will conclude the Salem Concert Band’s 43rd season. The band has been entertaining Salem audiences since 1975. They perform an annual concert of popular music in the picturesque setting at the Youngberg Hill Vineyard each August. Their regular season includes four concerts featuring exciting new and established works for band. They also organize and sponsor the annual Salem Tuba Holiday concert on Christmas Eve at the Elsinore Theatre. Band members volunteer their time and pay dues to support the expenses of the ensemble. Salem Concert Band is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. This concert is made possible, in part, by funding from the Marion County Cultural Corporation.

All tickets for the concert are sold as reserved seats.

Tickets are available at the Elsinore Office or online through TicketsWest.com.

Adult tickets are $20. Kindergarten through college students $10 and Premium Mezzanine seating $30.


Portland Piano International: Rising Star, Sophiko Simsive, at #SalemOR Public Library – Thurs. May 17th

Portland Piano International

Rising Star: Sophiko Simsive

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

Piano prodigy, Sophiko Simsive, performs in Salem as part of Portland Piano International‘s ongoing commitment to present the finest pianists of today and tomorrow.

This recital is free and open to the public. No ticket required.


Who are Rising Stars?

These are up-and-coming pianists who are selected from around the world. They have the potential to become the concert pianists of the future.

These young artists will perform multiple recitals across Oregon.

Launched in January 2015, this program expands the reach of Portland Piano International to communities outside of the Portland Metro area.

Each recital lasts approximately one hour.

What should I expect?

These are relaxed recitals, often held in more intimate settings. The performers will speak directly to the audience and introduce their pieces.

Each artist will also be available for Q&A following the recital. Bring some questions and engage with these remarkable young musicians!

Children are welcome, but adults should let them know that it is important to be quiet during the performance.

Portland Piano International thanks the generous sponsors who have made the Rising Star series possible:

  • Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
  • ESCO Foundation
  • Jackson Foundation

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-6315

Email: library@cityofsalem.net

Film: Garden of Earthly Delights at #SalemOR Public Library – May 16th

A CCTV recording of The Salem Concert Band and the Rainbow Dance Theatre performing the…

Garden of Earthly Delights

Free screening of The Garden of Earthly Delights, a bold new ballet by Leroy Osmon, with Salem Concert Band and Rainbow Dance Theatre (Recorded January 28, 2018 at Central High School in Independence)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

If you missed the original performance, this is your chance to watch a professionally recorded video of the original.

The Salem Concert Band and the Rainbow Dance Theatre performed the Garden of Earthly Delights in January. This modern ballet is one hour long and is truly amazing.  It reminded several audience members of Cirque du Soleil.  We were fortunate to have the performance videoed by CCTV and professionally recorded.

Inspired by the 1504 painting by Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

The eponymous painting is a triptych, a work of art that is divided into three sections that are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open.

Sponsored by: The Salem Concert Band

Original Press Release describing the performance:

The ballet consists of an Introduction, three Acts (each having four Scenes) and an Interlude to Act 3. The Introduction, inspired by the face piece of the Bosch painting (viewable when the triptych is closed) depicts the creation story. Act I depicts the Garden of Eden (the left panel), Act II depicts The Garden of Earthly Delights (the center panel) and Act III depicts Hell (the right panel).

Composer Leroy Osmon’s ballet for wind band and dance artists was first performed in Mexico in 2006 and received its U.S. premiere on July 15, 2015, at the World Association for Symphonic Band Ensembles Conference in San Jose, California.

Choreographers Valerie Bergman, Darryl Thomas and Kristi Lauren have consistently produced some of the most innovative and creative dance works in the medium. Their never-before-seen realization of The Garden of Earthly Delights promises to be a memorable experience. The masterful, artistic dancers of Rainbow Dance Theatre are well-suited to bring this work to the stage.

Rainbow Dance Theatre consistently delights audiences of all ages with what has been described by Sheryl Dare, Honolulu Advertiser, as “pull-out-the-stops celebration of … dancing that pays homage to world dance and music influences.” For this show, John Skelton will unleash the full power of the Salem Concert Band, creating atmospheric sounds and colors with wind instruments and percussion that many in the audience will have never experienced before. This performance will be held in the magnificent auditorium at Central High School, which is best suited for this show since the band and dancers will be sharing the stage.

The Salem Concert Band has been recognized for artistic achievements by the Oregon Arts Commission, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.”

First Wednesday Alley Party! In #SalemOR – May 2nd

First Wednesday Alley Party!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In the alley next to Taproot (356 State ST)

Join us for Salem First Wednesday May 2nd!

The theme is “shop”, and there will be an Alley Fair from 5-8pm.

Come enjoy live music, beer, food, and local vendors in the heart of downtown Salem!48de54e8-c633-49aa-9f0e-ec0510870f89-1


    • Jake Nacrelli at 5:00 PM
    • Ty Curtis at 7:00 PM

    • Jake Cohara at 10:00 PM