High school musicians across the district fared well in choir, band, orchestra and jazz band competitions in May, but years of rebuilding from the pandemic remain ahead.
A fixture of Salem’s music scene, Jon Fro has been songwriting, performing and promoting locally for over two decades. He recently made his solo return with his first album in six years.
This will be the first full season the group is able to perform in person since 2020.
The concert Wednesday kicks off the university’s Distinguished Artist Series, which brings prominent musicians to Salem.
After Ranch Records closed its doors in 2020, a trio of local music lovers figured they needed to take matters into their own hands if they wanted a better music scene in Salem.
Salem Symphonic Winds are raising money to fund their upcoming season with a special concert Sunday at Youngberg Hill, a McMinville winery.
The Salem Pops Orchestra has been playing music through the falling leaves, holiday lights and to welcome spring for the last 60 years. Until everything went quiet. “We emailed but we didn’t meet to rehearse or make any music together for two years,” said Ike Nail, orchestra director, who climbed[Read More…]