2018-2019 Season

2018-2019 Season

Welcome to our 43rd Season of Presenting Free Concerts in Tucson

Music Director, Charles Bontrager


Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 4:00 pm
Flowing Wells High School Auditorium
3725 N Flowing Wells Rd, Tucson
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 ~ 3:00 pm
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
3809 E 3rd St, Tucson
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Wolfgang A. Mozart ~ Overture to “The Magic Flute”
Wolfgang A. Mozart ~ Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
Clarinet Soloist, Chauncey Roach
Antonín Dvořák ~ Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Opus 88

String students in the Flowing Wells High School Orchestra will join us in one additional work at the October 13 concert.

“MADE IN AMERICA” (Free Concerts)

Saturday, December 1, 2018 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
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Sunday, December 2, 2018 ~ 3:00 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson
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Ron Nelson ~ Jubilee
Ellsworth Milburn ~ Chiaroscuro (1984)
Aaron Copland ~ 4 Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”
Buckaroo Holiday, Corral Nocturne, Saturday Night Waltz, Hoe Down
Howard Hanson ~ Symphony No. 2, Opus 30 (“Romantic”)


Saturday, December 29, 2018 ~ 2:00 pm 
Sunday, December 30, 2018 ~ 2:00 pm
with Dancing in the Streets Arizona
Tickets, starting at $11.50, can be purchased through the Dancing in the Streets website and at the Leo Rich Theater box office.
Leo Rich Theater
260 S Church Ave, Tucson
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BENEFIT CONCERT to Support our Young Artists’ Competition (Ticketed Event)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Concert at 7:00 pm.
Silent Auction starts at 6:30 pm.
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Road, Tucson
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Featuring light classical and Pops music performed by the orchestra and solo performances by past and current winners of the competition.
Young MacDonald – Will and Lee MacDonald
Cellobration String Quartet – Lee MacDonald, Bradley Breen, Sarah Joy Roland, Mei-Mei Turner
String Trio – Kai Skaggs, Andrew Nix, Nico Miller

“THE EMPEROR!” (Free Concerts)

Saturday, March 16, 2019 ~ 3:00 pm
Journey Church
4700 N Swan Rd, Tucson
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Sunday, March 17, 2019 ~ 4:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Road, Tucson
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Mikhail Glinka ~ Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov ~ Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel) Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus 73 (“Emperor”)
Piano Soloist, Dr. Rex Woods

POPS! (Free Concerts)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
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Sunday, May 5, 2019 ~ 7:00 pm
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 6:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, 900 S Randolph Way, Tucson
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Click for more information about these concerts, which will feature winners of our 2019 Young Artists’ Competition: Minu Kim and Jacqueline Rodenbeck.

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

Our 2018–2019 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.