Welcome to our 41st Season of Presenting Free Concerts in Tucson

October Free Classical Concerts

"Urban Landscapes" - a musical journey to great cities of the world 
Vienna: Wiener Blut Waltz ~ J Strauss
Prague: Symphony No. 38 "Prague" ~ Mozart
Paris: An American in Paris ~ Gershwin
New York City: Salute to the Big Apple ~ arr. Custer
October 2 concert only: Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1 ~ Saint-Saëns,
performed by Evan Willmarth, 2016 Young Artists' Competition winner 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 ~ 3:00 pm
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo starts at 2:15 pm
Sahuarita District Auditorium
22 W Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita
Sunday, October 9, 2016 ~ 3:00 pm
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson
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 December Free Classical Concerts

"Old Friends and New" 
Tchaikovsky ~ Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Borodin ~ Polovtsian Dances
Two works featuring COT cellist Rahşan Apay-Durdağ
Tchaikovsky ~ Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra
Glazunov ~ Chant du Ménestrel for Cello and Orchestra
Prokofiev ~ Overture on Jewish Themes, Op. 34
Schubert ~ Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Saturday, December 3, 2016 ~ 7:00 pm
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Road, Tucson
Sunday, December 4, 2016 ~ 3:00 pm
Vistoso Community Church
1200 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley
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Special Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

To benefit our 33rd Annual Young Artists' Competition
"Spotlight on Young Musicians" 
arr. Charles Sayre ~ Broadway Showstoppers
Schubert ~ Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished", Mvt. 1
Brahms ~ Hungarian Dance #5
J.S. Bach and Druckman ~ performed on marimba by Guest Soloist Trevor Barroero 
Lalo ~ Piano Trio No. 3, Mvt. 2, performed by the Powe Trio
Arr. Calvin Custer ~ Salute to the Big Apple
Mozart ~ Symphony No. 38, Mvt. 1
Borodin ~ Polovtsian Dances
Cangelosi ~ performed on marimba by Guest Soloist Trevor Barroero 
Sousa ~ Stars & Stripes Forever (will you be the conductor?) 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Silent Auction begins at 6:30 pm
Concert begins at 7:00 pm
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Road, Tucson

March Free Classical Concert

"Contrasts: Music of Russian Composers" 
Prokofiev ~ Overture on Jewish Themes, Op. 34
Glazunov ~ Concerto in Eb for Also Saxophone and Strings
with saxophonist Zack Brennan
Tchaikovsky ~ Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"
Saturday, March 11, 2017 ~ 7:00 pm
Crowder Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Road, Tucson

Spring Pops Concerts

A waltzes, great American marches, Pops and Broadway tunes
and solos by winners of the 2017 Young Artists' Competition.
Pops at Quail Creek*
Sunday, April 30, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm

Crystal Ballroom at the Madera Clubhouse
2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd.
Quail Creek, Green Valley, AZ
This concert features two 2017 Young Artists' Competition winners:
Orly Liu, piano

Pops in the Park ~ free!
Sunday, May 7, 2017 ~ 7:00 pm

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 6:00
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center,
Reid Park, Tucson
This concert features three 2017 Young Artists' Competition winners:
Quinton Nickum, clarinet
Kai Skaggs, violin
   * Pops at Quail Creek is a ticketed event.

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

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Our 2016-2017 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.

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