2023-2024 Season

2023-2024 Season

The Civic Orchestra of Tucson
Welcomes you to our 48th Season of Presenting Free Concerts

Keun Oh, Music Director

We look forward to presenting a varied program of great music to celebrate our 48th season. Thank you for supporting the orchestra by attending our concerts and making much-appreciated donations. We look forward to seeing you at our free concerts and also at our Benefit concert in February that supports our Young Artists’ Competition.

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Free Concerts in October

Saturday, October 21, 2023 ~ 3:00 pm
Sahuarita District Auditorium
350 W Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita
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Sunday, October 22, 2023 ~ 3:00 pm
Catalina Foothills High School
4300 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson
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Edward Grieg ~ Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Wolfgang A. Mozart ~ Violin Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1
with Ayla Moreno, 2023 Young Artists’ Competition Winner
Aaron Copland ~ Evening Waltz and Hoedown from Rodeo
Johannes Brahms ~ Symphony #2

Free Concert

Sunday, November 19, 2023 ~ 4:00 pm
Canyon Del Oro Riverfront Park
551 Lambert Lane, Oro Valley

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Johannes Brahms ~ Symphony #2, Mvt. 4
Edward Grieg ~ Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Aaron Copland ~ Evening Waltz and Hoedown from Rodeo
Gabriel Fauré ~ Pavane
Pops Selections


Free Concert in December

Sunday, December 3, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm 
El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort
10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson
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Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Egmont Overture
Gioachino Rossini ~ Thieving Magpie Overture
Gabriel Fauré ~ Pavane
George Frideric Handel
~ Harp Concerto
with Denielle Eliason, COT Principal Harpist
Franz Von Suppé ~ Poet and Peasant Overture
Holiday Favorites

This concert is sponsored by El Conquistador, a Hilton Resort

Benefit Event

Saturday, February 17, 2024 ~ 3:00 pm
Pima Community College Center for the Arts, West Campus
2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson

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Gustav Holst ~ Mars from “The Planets”
Wolfgang A. Mozart ~ Piano Concerto No. 20, Mvt. 1
with Hannah Kim, 2023 Young Artists’ Competition Winner
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ~ Romeo and Juliet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ~ The Enchanted Lake and Waltz from Swan Lake
Aaron Copland ~ Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Tickets will be available closer to the event.

Free Concerts in March

Sunday, March 17, 2024 ~ 3:30 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Road, Tucson
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Saturday, March 23, 2024 ~ 3:30 pm
Canyon Del Oro High School
25 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley
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Program for the March 17 Concert at Crowder Hall ~
Felix Mendelssohn
~ Fingal’s Cave
Wolfgang A. Mozart ~ Flute Concerto No. 1 in G
with Fran Moskovitz, COT Principal Flute
John Williams ~ Selections from “Harry Potter”
Henry Mancini ~ Medley
Emmanuel Sejourné ~ Marimba Concerto, Mvt. 3
with Marcus Hawkins, COT Percussionist
Gustav Mahler ~ Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 6

Program for the March 23 Concert at CDO High School ~
This special Inclusive and Sensory-Friendly Concert including dancers
is in partnership with the Autism Society of Southern Arizona.
The program on this date will not include the Marimba concerto
or the Mahler Symphony Movement.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Autism Society of Southern Arizona

Free Concerts in May

Saturday, May 4, 2024 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
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Sunday, May 5, 2024 ~ 7:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, 900 S Randolph Way, Tucson
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Christophe Beck ~ Music from “Frozen”
Broadway Medley
Harold Arlen ~ Music from “The Wizard of Oz”
Music by Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin
Kenneth Alford ~ Colonel Bogey March
Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt ~ Pirates of the Caribbean
Performances by selected 2024 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