Tap in the box for a drop down menu
The Tucson Guitar Society
2016-17 International Artist Series

The 2016-2017 concert series will be outstanding! We will update the website over the summer with artist biographies and ticketing options: In the meanwhile, we will keep the “Local Guitar Events” calendar posted for interim events, so check it from time to time. We also keep an events calendar on our Facebook page. TGS will attend the Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition in June, and we will report from Denver on our Facebook page. Last year’s winner, Thibaut Garcia, will kick off his tour at the convention, and we will welcome him in Tucson in March. Judcaël Perroy returns to Tucson in January, and he is an invited performer at the GFA. We’ll try to snag them for interviews….

Audiences and guitarists have asked us to hold the Guitar in the Woods get-togethers over the summer, so plan to join us there to escape the heat!

Guitar in the Woods
Thursday, May 5
6:30-8:00 PM
Ryan Chen is among our guests. He is preparing repertoire for the GFA Youth Competition.

Thursday, June 2
6:30-8:00 PM
All musical styles are welcome, and all levels of expertise, so come show us what you are working on! Email us to reserve time: TucsonGS@gmail.com, or call 520-342-0022.

Woods Memorial Library, on First between Prince and Fort Lowell. Free event.

Do you want to hear A LOT of fabulous guitar in one of America’s great cities? Join us at the Guitar Foundation of America 2016 Convention in Denver, June 20-25.

Here is the link: www.guitarfoundation.org

{{MainCtrl.currentArtist.name}}{{", " + MainCtrl.currentArtist.instrument}}{{", " + MainCtrl.currentArtist.country}} *
{{concertObj.date | date:'EEEE, MMMM d, yyyy, h:mma'}}
{{"$" + priceObj.price + " " + priceObj.label}},
* 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 Saturday, December 5, in Holsclaw at 4:00 PM. Join us for a program of fun music. Our fantastic conductor, Jose Luis Puerta, is bringing some exciting new pieces to our repertoire, including Nebulae by Olga Amelkina-Vera family music wowed everyone last fall when Matt Palmer played her new piece, The Heaven’s Hundred. The concert is free---so is the parking. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring friends and family along.
Have a quick dinner, then come back to hear the Master’s Degree recital of Kathy Acosta Zavala at 7 PM (also free). The good life!
For more information about the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra contact Jose Luis Puerta at joseluispuertapr@gmail.com.
Conducted by the

{{MainCtrl.currentInterview.conductedByAbbr + ":"}} {{paragraph}}

{{qaObj.answerBy + ":"}} {{paragraph}}

Build Your Own Season

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 a party for only $190!
  • Membership ($30 for 1 year) offers $5 discounts on concert tickets, ANYTIME! See details below.
  • Advance purchase of 4 or more 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 will not be given at the door for purchases on the day of the concert.
  • 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.

2015-16 Performances Date Single Ticket Price Member Price
Annual Membership $30
Ekachai Jearakul, Thailand
Thu, Oct. 22, 7PM $25 $20
7th International Guitar Festival
Beeston Competition* Sun, Nov. 1, 2:30PM $10 $7
Thomas Viloteau, France Fri, Nov. 6, 7PM $25 $20
Duo Assad, Brazil (U of A Artists) Sat, Nov. 7, 7PM $30 $25
Zoran Dukić, Croatia Thu, Jan. 14, 7PM $25 $20
Adam del Monte, Israel, with Bernardo Bermudez, USA, baritone, and Ballet Tucson
"Rhythms of the Americas"
Fri, Feb. 5, 7:30PM
Sat, Feb. 6, 2PM
Sat, Feb. 6, 7:30PM
Sun, Feb. 7, 2PM
$40 $35
David Russell, Spain
(U of A artist)
Sat, Feb. 20, 7PM
Sun, Feb. 21, 2:30PM
$30 $25
Roberto Aussel, Argentina Thu, Mar. 31, 7PM $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 $190! 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 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 or Assad concert from a TGS event)
  • 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 Assad and Russell concerts and the Beeston Competition are available only from the UA Fine Arts Box Office.) At this time, there are no student discounts for the Adam del Monte/ Bermudez/ Ballet performances.

Build Your Own Season
Select a product type
Select your membership status for the current season:
Specify the ticket quantities that you would like to buy for each concert
{{concert.date | date:'EEEE, MMMM d, yyyy, h:mma'}}
Select number of season tickets to purchase
Select a date for concerts with multiple presentations
Season Ticket {{($index+1)}}
{{artistObj.name}} {{concert.date | date:'EEEE, MMMM d, yyyy, h:mma'}}
Would you like to join the TGS Orchestra?
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.
Donor Levels:
  • Friends $1-99
  • Partners $100-499
  • Benefactors $500-999
  • Sustaining Gifts $1000+
Enter a donation amount:
Review Your Purchase and Proceed to Paypal
2015-2016 Membership Status: {{MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.membership.toUpperCase()}} {{MainCtrl.tixUtil.prices.membership | currency}}
Selected product type: None Selected {{MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.seasonTixQuant}} Season Ticket(s) (includes membership) Individual Concert(s) Other--TGSO or donation only {{ (MainCtrl.tixUtil.prices.season * MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.seasonTixQuant) | currency}}
{{MainCtrl.artistUtil.artists[key].name}} - {{concert.date | date:'EEEE, MMMM d, yyyy, h:mma'}} | Quantity: {{MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.ticketQuantities[key+concert.date].quantity | number}} {{(concert.prices[MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.membership].price * MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.ticketQuantities[key+concert.date].quantity) * MainCtrl.tixUtil.discountMultiplier | currency}}
Discount Rate: 10%
Join Guitar Orchestra: YES {{MainCtrl.tixUtil.prices.tgso | currency}}
Donation: YES {{MainCtrl.tixUtil.model.donation | currency}}
Grand Total:
{{MainCtrl.tixUtil.grandTotal | currency}}

Clicking the "Add to Cart" button will take you to Paypal's checkout screen. Follow the directions there in order to complete your payment.

Your name and number of tickets purchased will be on our check-in list at the lobby. You may print a copy of Paypal's payment notification (which you will receive via email) as your event ticket(s), but we do not require it. We do not mail tickets unless you request it.