Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

Please join us at our 2018 Benefit Concert on Tuesday, February 6!

Will MacDonald  Lee MacDonald
Proceeds support our 34th annual Young Artists' Competition, an event that offers young musicians a valuable learning experience, in addition to an opportunity to win cash awards and perform a solo with the orchestra.

"The Sounds of Music" (Young and Old)

Guest Conductor Charles Bontrager leads the Civic Orchestra of Tucson.
WHAT: Program of light classical and popular music, plus solos by past and current competition winners, including Orly LiuLilly Cottam, and the ensemble Young MacDonald. See details below.
DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
WHERE: Tucson Jewish Community Center ballroom
3800 E River Road, Tucson  >> Google Map
Concert starts at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm
Silent Auction at 6:30 pm; and continues during the intermission.
Open seating. Come early for your choice of seats.
Advance ticket purchasers get reserved seating.
Adult Ticket: $20, available in advance (Purchase Online) or at the door.
Student Ticket: $5, available at the door.
Proceeds support our Young Artists' Competition 

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now. There are four ways to purchase Adult Tickets.

  1. Click on the ticket at the upper right and use your credit card to pay securely online via PayPal (PayPal account not needed).
  2. Mail a check made out to Civic Orchestra of Tucson to PO Box 42764, Tucson, AZ 85733.
  3. Purchase a ticket from any orchestra member (starting January 10).
  4. Purchase an Adult or Student ticket at the door.

Rossini ~ La Gazza Ladra (Overture to "The Thieving Magpie") 
Bizet ~ Carmen Suite No. 1: Prelude and Aragonaise, Intermezzo, Les Toreadors
J.S. Bach ~ Allemande and Courante from Cello Suite No. 1

Lilly Cottam, cellist (2017 winner in our Sr. Strings Division)
Rodgers and Hammerstein ~ Medley from "The Sound of Music"


                   Intermission ~ Silent Auction continues

Beethoven ~ First Duet for Violin and Cello, "Allegro Commodo"

Young MacDonald (2018 winner of our Ensemble Division)
Tchaikovsky ~ Introduction and March from Act I of Sleeping Beauty
Bach-Stokowski ~ Air from Suite #3 in D
Isaak Berkovich ~ Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Orly Liu, pianist (2015 and 2017 winner of our Jr. Piano Division)
Cohan, arr. William Ryder ~ Give My Regards to Broadway

And perhaps a couple of surprises!
program subject to change
Note: The COT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Click the ticket to purchase tickets using a credit or debit card.

(PayPal account not required.)

We thank these donors for their generosity.
Antigone Books
AZ Early Music Society (Apr 8)
AZ Friends of Chamber Music (Mar 7 or 9)
AZ Opera (Mar 3)
AZ Theatre Company
Gaslight Theatre
Guitar (Hohner HW220)
Instrumental Music Center: Flute & Clarinet
Invisible Theatre
The Loft Cinema
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
UA Presents (Feb. 25)
Blue Willow
Caruso's Italian Restaurant
The Coronet
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
El Charro
Jonathan’s Cork
MiAn (Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine)
Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink
Senae Thai Bistro
Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
Tucson Tamale Company
Four Disneyland Passes
Titan Missile Museum
Tucson Roadrunners Passes (& hockey stick!)
Frost Gelato
Nestlé Toll House Café
Trader Joe's
Tucson Tamale Company
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Birding with Guide
Kartchner Caverns
Tohono Chul Park & Bistro
Tucson Audubon Society
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
~ BEER and WINE ~
Must be over age 21 to win.
Barrio Brewing
Mixed Cases of Wine
Thunder Canyon Brewstillery
Ben's Bells
Music Motif Coasters
Handcrafted Clock
Maury Kauffman, Private Jeweler
Leather Purse
Punch Bowl & Cups
Conduct the Civic Orchestra of Tucson in "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John P. Sousa at our "Pops in the Park" concert at Reid Park on May 6, 2018. Concert time: 7:00 pm.



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