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Our 2017-2018 Season is Almost Finalized!

Please check back in June to see the outstanding performers who play in Tucson next year. The season will also be posted on our Facebook page.

But We Still Have Music for You!
TGSO Spring Concert
The Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra invites you to come enjoy our FREE spring concert, and what a treat we have for you! Great music, from Albeniz to Vivaldi, and a special guest appearance by Misael Barraza Díaz, all under the baton of our conductor, José Luis Puerta. Join us Sunday, April 30, at Grace St. Paul’s Church, 2331 E. Adams (just south of the Arizona Inn), at 4 PM. Families are welcome.
"Our “Sundays in the Garden” Series Continues Through April
Bolton Guitar Studies Program Student Recitals
Please consult our “Local Guitar Events” page for updated information.

Pablo Gonzales, DMA Solo Recital
Thursday, April 20, 7 PM Holsclaw Hall

Steven J. Lerman, DMA Solo Recital
Sunday, April 30, 7 PM Holsclaw Hall

Lucas Carballeira, Senior Recital
Wednesday, May 3, 7 PM, Holslcaw Hall

Ricardo de Mello, Doctoral Ensemble Recital
Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, UA Museum of Art

Student recitals are open to the public at no fee.

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* Presented in partnership with The Bolton Guitar Studies Program, University of Arizona's School of Music and with the Guitar Foundation of America.
* Presented in partnership with The Bolton Guitar Studies Program, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona.
* Generously underwritten by the Tucson Desert Song Festival.
The Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra presents a Winter Concert on Sunday, December 4, in Holsclaw at 7:00 PM. Join us for a program of fun music. Our fantastic conductor, José Luis Puerta, will bring some exciting new pieces to the repertoire. The concert is free---so is the parking. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring friends and family along.
Sunday afternoon, hear the Wolfe Competition (tickets available from the UA Fine Arts Box Office) at 4 PM in Holsclaw, then have a quick dinner and come back to hear our free concert. The good life!
For more information about the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra contact José Luis Puerta at joseluispuertapr@gmail.com.
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You Can Build Your Own Season!

Our on-line purchasing is a bargain since we do not charge any processing fee. And we are always ready to help with phone purchases too, also with no added fees. And another great feature: tickets purchased in advance may be exchanged for another event of the same price as long as we have some advance notice. We understand that plans can change. There is no fee for this service.

The Tucson Guitar Society gives you several options to buy tickets:

  • Season Pass, our best deal! A season pass includes membership, 7 great concerts, a UA student competition and an invitation to a party for only $175!
  • Membership ($30 for 1 year) offers $5 discounts on concert tickets, ANYTIME! See details below.
  • Advance purchase of 4 or more single concert tickets for a 10% discount. Mix and match concerts in the combination of your choice! Discounts calculated automatically during the purchase process. Please note, these discounts apply to ADVANCE purchases.
  • Single ticket purchase.

Tickets purchased in advance may be exchanged for another event of the same price as long as we have some advance notice. There is no fee for this service.

2016-17 International Artist Series Date Single Ticket Price
Single Ticket Price
Annual Membership $30
8th International Guitar Festival
Iván Ríjos, Puerto Rico
Sat, Nov. 5, 7PM $25 $20
Beeston Competition* Sun, Nov. 6, 2:30PM $10 $7
SoloDuo, Italy Thu, Nov. 10, 7PM $25 $20
Marcin Dylla, Poland Sat, Nov. 12, 7PM $25 $20
2017 Concerts
Judicaël Perroy, France
With Angela Brower, USA, mezzo-soprano
Sponsored by the Tucson Desert Song Festival
Thu, Jan. 19, 7PM $25 $20
David Russell, Spain (U of A Visiting Artist)
Sat, Feb. 11, 7PM
Sun, Feb. 12, 2:30PM
$30 $25
Thibaut Garcia, France Fri, Mar. 3, 7PM $25 $20
LAGQ: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
With guest appearance of the Arizona Guitar Orchestra
Sun, Apr. 2, 4PM $25 $20
*There are no volume discounts on Beeston Competition tickets.
Our Best Deal

Buy a Season Pass and pay our lowest ticket price. All 7 concerts, the Beeston Competition, plus a membership, only $175! You'll be a member, with all the benefits of membership. So if you need extra tickets for guests, the member price applies, even at the door. Perhaps best of all, receive an invitation to one of our private house party concerts (a $50 value) during the season, available to season ticket holders, benefactors and sustaining donors.

Members Save More!

Tucson Guitar Society members earn a 20% discount! Memberships support our activities and are only $30 for one year, September through August. Membership entitles the member to buy tickets at a 20% discount for TGS events (UA events are also discounted but to the price we pay the UA for the tickets). Tickets may be purchased at these discounted prices AT ANY TIME, even at the door the day of the concert, space permitting. There is no minimum purchase, offering complete flexibility. And you help the Tucson Guitar Society, too!

Membership Includes:
  • Discounted tickets to the Guitar Festival events and individual concerts
  • No minimum purchase
  • Discounted tickets available at the door day of the concert, as space allows
  • Free Master Class observation
  • Eligibility to play in the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra (additional $50 fee required)
  • Free listing, if desired, on our LOCAL RESOURCES page for guitar professionals or service providers
  • Discount on purchases from Los Angeles Classical Guitar (web)
  • Free exchange of tickets into another concert of the same price, if your schedule changes! ($5 upcharge to shift into a David Russell concert from a TGS event: this price is set by the UA)
  • The Arizona Early Music Society and the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music have both partnered with the Tucson Guitar Society to offer discounts to our members. You will pay season ticket prices for single ticket purchases for performances presented by these terrific groups. Call 342-0022 for details, and check out their seasons here:
We Aim to Please

Questions about our pricing policy? We are trying to make it flexible for those of you who travel extensively or who have scheduling conflicts. We are happy to work with you. Just call Julia at (520) 342-0022 to discuss your needs or questions.


We offer student pricing as well for TGS events: $10. Sales by telephone or at the door only: please call 342-0022 for Julia. There is no processing fee. ID required at ticket pickup. (Students tickets to the Russell concerts and the Beeston Competition are available only from the UA Fine Arts Box Office.)

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Gifts to The Tucson Guitar Society are most appreciated! They are deductible to the extent allowable by law, as the Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donors are recognized in the concert programs and at the "Friends of the TGS" page of this website, unless anonymity is requested.
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