Welcome to our 42nd Season of Presenting Free Concerts in Tucson

October Free Classical Concerts

Sunday, October 1, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson
Sunday, October 8, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 2:15 pm
Sahuarita District Auditorium
22 W Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita

Bartók ~ Romanian Folk Dances

Wieniawski ~ Violin Concerto No. 2, mvt. 3
soloist, 17-year-old Nikolai Robbins
Brahms ~ Hungarian Dance No. 10
Enescu ~ Romanian Rhapsodie No. 1
Beethoven ~ Symphony No. 7

 December Free Classical Concerts
Saturday, December 2, 2017 ~ 2:30 pm
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:45 pm
Sells Recreation Center
Main Rd, Sells, AZ
Sunday, December 3, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Road, Tucson, AZ

Rossini ~ Overture to "The Thieving Magpie"
Handel ~ Suite from "The Faithful Shepherd"
Mendelssohn ~ Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Horwood ~ Amusement Park Suite -- Arizona Premiere
Haydn ~ Symphony No. 94, "Surprise"

The program at the Sells concert may be slightly different.
The Sells concert is supported by a grant from the Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise.

Benefit Concert to Support our Young Artists' Competition

Charles Bontrager, Music Director Designate
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Concert at 7:00 pm.
Silent Auction starts at 6:30 pm.
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Road, Tucson

Featuring past and current winners of the competition.

March Free Classical Concerts

Charles Bontrager, Music Director Designate 

Saturday, March 10, 2018 ~ 3:00 pm
Church of the Apostles
12111 N La Cholla Blvd, Oro Valley
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Sunday, March 11, 2018 ~ 4:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Road, Tucson
Tchaikovsky ~ Orchestral Highlights from "Sleeping Beauty" Ballet
Sibelius ~ Symphony No. 2


Special Ballet Performance with Dancing in the Streets

Charles Bontrager, Music Director Designate
Sunday, April 8, 2018 ~ 2:00 pm
Temple of Music and Art
330 S Scott Ave, Tucson
Civic Orchestra of Tucson performs live orchestral accompaniment to
Tchaikovsky ~ "Sleeping Beauty" with Dancing in the Streets Arizona
Press Release from Dancing in the Streets Arizona
(Civic Orchestra of Tucson does not sell tickets to this event.)

Spring Pops Concerts

Chris Tackett, Guest Conductor
The concert at Reid Park is dedicated to Dr. Herschel Kreloff, Music Director of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson since 1980. He is retiring this spring after 38 years of conducting the orchestra. 
Both concerts feature solos by winners of our 2018 Young Artists' Competition.
Pops at Quail Creek ~ ticketed event
Sunday, April 29, 2018 ~ 3:00 pm

Crystal Ballroom at the Madera Clubhouse
2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd
Quail Creek, Green Valley
Pops in the Park ~ free!
Sunday, May 6, 2018 ~ 7:00 pm

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 6:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, Tucson

Please note that the information presented here is subject to change.

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Our 2017–2018 season is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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