Event details

Salem Event

Acclaimed Artist Series: Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara and Ballet Folklorico México en la Piel

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • With concerns for the health and wellbeing of our community and in the wake of the coronavirus, all foundation events have been canceled.

The Chemeketa Community College Music Department is working on our 3rd annual Acclaimed Artist Series for the 2020-21 season. The purpose of this series is to bring world-class performers to Salem to share their music with our students and with the greater Salem community.

Our first two seasons included a vocal ensemble from Germany, Calmus; a string quartet from Great Britain, the Escher Quartet; the Boston Brass quintet; the world-renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer; the amazing throat-singers from Mongolia, Huun-Huur-Tu; the incredible vocalists of Voces8; and the outstanding Ladysmith Black Mambazo from South Africa.

While we can’t announce the acts for next season yet, know that they will be of the same high caliber and you won’t want to miss any of them! An announcement of the line-up for the 2020-21 season will be coming out soon. Please check back here often. In the meantime, be safe and be well!

Questions? Give us a call at 503.365.4616 
or send an e-mail.

Huun Huur Tu

SEP 30 2019 | 7:30 pm

Tuvan quartet Huun Huur Tu is a world-renowned ensemble mixing throat singing with native and western instruments. Each of these singers are able to produce two or three notes simultaneously using just their throats. This is a unique experience you won't want to miss.


Oct 30 2019 | 7:30pm

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. The group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists globally.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb 27 2020 | 7:30pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded over seventy albums and won more Grammy Awards than any other World Music group. Nelson Mandela called Ladysmith Black Mambazo “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World."

Ballet Folklorico México en la Piel

Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara and Ballet Folklorico México en la Piel

May 07 2020 | CANCELED

Coming together in a glorious celebration of Mexican culture and tradition through music, dance, and storytelling.

Chemeketa Community College's Music Program is pleased to be working with the Chemeketa Foundation to help fund program and equipment costs to promote the growth of music education at Chemeketa.

Each concert will begin at 7:30pm and will be held in the auditorium at Chemeketa's beautiful Salem campus. Due to the outstanding reputations of these ensembles, we expect some of these concerts to sell out in advance. We encourage you to consider becoming a season pass holder to guarantee yourself a seat. Season subscribers will also receive priority seating, as well as access to our other music events.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, check back for detailed prices and information, or contact us at 503.365.4616. Tickets for each concert will be available at the door, based on availability. Please check the website for the latest information.

Sponsorships for this concert series will help fund needed amenities, as well as support an assistance fund for students who need help paying for music lessons.

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2019-2020 Sponsorship and Season Pass Information

Thank you to all of our 2019-2020 Sponsors

Series sponsor

Dick & Gayle Withnell

The Gatti Law Firm

Concert Sponsors

La Margarita Restaurant

Uptown Music

Willamette Valley Vineyards

General Sponsors

Capitol Auto Group

Eden Rose Brown

The Grand Hotel

Maps Credit Union

Chemeketa Community College Foundation

4000 Lancaster DR NE

PO Box 14007

Salem, Oregon 97309

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