2021-2022 Season

2021-2022 Season

Welcome to our 45th Season of Presenting Free Concerts in Tucson

Music Director, Charles Bontrager


“SOLILOQUY” (World Premiere)

In the spring of 2021, during the pandemic, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson performed and recorded “Soliloquy,” by local composer Bob Atwell in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Click to read more about this piece and view it on YouTube.

“TRIPLE TREAT” (Free Concerts)


Saturday, October 23, 2021 ~ 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene
500 W Concordia, Oro Valley


Sunday, October 24, 2021 ~ 4:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson

Franz von Suppé ~ Poet and Peasant Overture
Antonín Dvořák ~ Serenade in d, for Winds, Op. 44
Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano
    Violin ~ Lauren Roth  |  Cello ~ Theodore Buchholz  |  Piano, Fanya Lin

“MADE IN AMERICA, Part II” (Free Concerts)


Saturday, December 4, 2021 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
Masks required at this concert.


Sunday, December 5, 2021 ~ 3:00 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson
Masks required at this concert.

Leonard Bernstein ~ Overture to Candide
Ellsworth Milburn ~ Salus . . . esto
John Williams ~”The Cowboys” Overture
Antonín Dvořák ~ Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”

Young Artists’ Competition Benefit


Saturday, February 5, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
Location to be announced

“CHANGING OF THE GUARD” (Free Concerts)

Saturday, March 19, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene
500 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley

Sunday, March 20, 2022 ~ 3:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson

Wolfgang A. Mozart ~ Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299
     Flute ~ Fran Moskovitz  |  Harp ~ Denielle Eliason
Dmitri Shostakovich ~ Symphony No. 5, Opus 47 in D minor

“LIGHT CLASSICS AND POPS” (Free Concerts)


Saturday, April 30, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley


Sunday, May 1, 2022 ~ 7:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, Tucson

Please note that this information is subject to change.