A law office may seem an unlikely birthplace for a great musical institution, but that is where a group of Tucson’s civic leaders and music devotees met way back in 1928 to decide who would conduct the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, which musicians would play in it, and what they would play. Now the oldest symphony in the Southwest, each year the TSO offers an orchestral smorgasbord with series dedicated to the classics, masterworks, chamber music, and pops – plus special treats like kids concerts and dinner + music concerts.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Information
- Other Venues: Tucson Music Hall – Classic Series, TSO Pops! Series
(260 S. Church Avenue) and the Catalina Foothills High School – MasterWorks Series
(4300 E. Sunrise Drive)
- Public Transportation: Fair for Tucson Symphony Center (a 5-minute walk from bus 19 at Stone Avenue/Rillito Street); Good for Tucson Music Hall (a 2-minute walk from buses 7, 8, 16, 21, and 22 at Church Avenue/Broadway Blvd.); Fair for Catalina Foothills High School (bus 105X has a stop at the High School)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Performances usually held on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
- Admission: Tickets are $22-$82. Children, students, and active military personnel are eligible for a 50% discount on tickets. $11 Student Rush tickets available at select performances
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
- Subscription/Memberships: Several Classic Series, Pops Series, and Flex Pass subscription packages available. Subscriber benefits include discounts on additional single tickets, flexible ticket exchanges, and ticket insurance.