Civic Orchestra of Tucson

Civic Orchestra of Tucson

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.


2023-2024 Season

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.

Musicians Welcome

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.

Our 2022–2023 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.

and also by the City of Tucson

Photos of Keun Oh and the orchestra by Steve Ralsten and Dave Griffey.