2022-2023 Season

2022-2023 Season

Welcome to our 47th Season of Presenting Free Concerts
Music Director, Keun Oh

The Civic Orchestra of Tucson just completed its first season with its new Music Director, Keun Oh. Thank you for supporting the orchestra by attending our concerts and making much-appreciated donations. Stay tuned for information about our 48th Season of:

  • 8 Free Concerts
  • 1 Benefit Concert
  • The Nutcracker Ballet, as we return to donating our services in the pit for performances by Dancing in the Streets.

Venues range from Oro Valley to Green Valley and include Christ Church United Methodist, Valley Presbyterian (Green Valley), the El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort, and others.

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Free Concerts in October

Sunday, October 16, 2022 ~ 3:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Road, Tucson
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Saturday, October 22, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
Catalina Foothills High School
4300 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson
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Johannes Brahms ~ Symphony #1
Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Coriolan Overture
Wallingford Riegger ~ Dance Rhythms

Free Concerts in December

Saturday, December 3, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
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Sunday, December 4, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
“Meet the Conductor” Reception at 2:00 pm

El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort
10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson
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Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Symphony #5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Highlights from “The Magic Flute”
featuring soprano Aysen Idil Milliogullari and baritone Zhong Liu
Holiday Favorites

with Dancing in the Streets Arizona

Saturday, December 17, 2022 ~ 2:00 pm 
Sunday, December 18, 2022 ~ 2:00 pm
Temple of Music and Art
330 S Scott Ave, Tucson


Saturday, February 4, 2023 ~ 3:00 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson
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Ferde Grofé ~ Grand Canyon Suite: I, II, and III
Jean Sibelius ~ Finlandia
Light Classical and Pops Music

Read the article about this concert at Tucson.com.

Performances by these 2023 Young Artists’ Competition Winners:

Desiree Blute
1st Place Winner, Sr. Harp Division
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Mvt. 1, by François-Adrien Boieldieu
Accompanist Rachael Radtke

Sarah Roland
1st Place Winner, Sr. Strings Division
Concerto in E minor Op 85 for Cello, Mvt. 4, by Edward Elgar
Accompanist Rachael Radtke

Benjamin Teller
1st Place Winner, Sr. Piano Division
Valse Romantique, by Claude Debussy

Free Concerts in March

Sunday, March 19, 2023 ~ 3:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Road, Tucson
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Saturday, March 25, 2023 ~ 3:30 pm
Sahuarita District Auditorium
350 W Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita
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In Collaboration with Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School
playing Son de la Negra and then Mexico, Mexico with the orchestra
Georges Bizet ~ Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Gabriel Fauré ~ Pélleas and Mélisande Suite
Alexander Borodin ~ Polovetsian Dances

On March 19, Campbell Stewart, Winner of the
2023 Sr. Winds/Percussion Division of the 2023 Young Artists’ Competition,
will play Concerto for Marimba by Ney Rosauro, Mvt. 4

On March 25, Hannah Zhang and Richard Peng, Winner of the
2023 Ensemble Division of the 2023 Young Artists’ Competition,
will perform Sonata for Violin in E minor by Edward Elgar, Mvt. 1

Civic Orchestra of Tucson is the recipient of a 2023 Creative Capacity Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona. This grant is helping support this concert.

Free Concerts in May

Saturday, May 6, 2023 ~ 3:00 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson
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Sunday, May 7, 2023 ~ 7:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, 900 S Randolph Way, Tucson
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Georges Bizet ~ L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
Béla Bartók
 ~ Romanian Folk Dances
Antonín Dvořák ~ “New World Symphony”, Mvt. IV
James Horner ~ Hollywood Blockbusters
Carl Strommen, arr. ~ Salute to the Cinema
Performances by selected 2023 Young Artists’ Competition winners

Please note that this information is subject to change.

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