A Community Treasure Since 1975
Founded in 1975, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, conducted by Dr. Keun Oh, is a 70-piece community orchestra presenting free concerts to area residents. Our accessible concerts enrich the cultural life of greater Tucson. Soloists are well-known musicians from Tucson as well as winners of our Young Artists’ Competition. Watch a short Youtube video highlighting some of last season’s performances. We hope to see you at our concerts this season! Click on a flier below to see a larger image.
Our Commitment to Youth
We are dedicated to encouraging young musicians through innovative educational programs. At our Instrument Petting Zoos, children enjoy a hands-on musical experience as they hold and play a variety of instruments. COT also plays a critical role in cultivating local and statewide musical talent by sponsoring an annual Young Artists’ Competition.
Our community orchestra provides local musicians with an opportunity to play in a full symphony orchestra. If you are a musician who enjoys playing symphonic music—and occasionally Pops music—we invite you to join us. Learn more.