We have an outstanding season to bring to the Tucson community, with one great artist after another, playing for you in the intimacy of the 200 seat Holsclaw Hall, a perfect venue for classical guitar!

Our season begins in October with the most recent touring winner of the Guitar Foundation of America, Ekachai Jearakul from Thailand. The 7th International Tucson Guitar Festival begins November first with the popular Beeston Competition: finalists from the Bolton Guitar Studies Program vie for cash prizes and a guitar. We will also host master classes and special events during the following week leading up to a Friday night concert by Thomas Viloteau of France, who was the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America winner (and a UA alum!). This will be a very special event as Thomas will play a piece written for him by the great Sérgio Assad. Hear this Arizona premiere alongside the Assads, who will hear it played live for the first time with us! Then November 7, the Grammy Award winning Duo Assad play for us in an evening celebrating 50 years of performing together (please note they play one concert only!)

2016 starts with fireworks! Zoran Dukić, the magnificent guitarist from Croatia who, at the age of 20, began a seven-year streak of success at international guitar competitions, winning more than any other guitarist in the world. He has gone on to become one of the world’s leading classical players, but he is renowned for performing all musical genres be it baroque, The Beatles or Bob Dylan. He plays January 14 to welcome in the New Year.

Nonstop guitar in February! The Tucson Guitar Society collaborates with Ballet Tucson in an exciting production called “Rhythms of the Americas” starring Israeli Adam del Monte, guitar, and Bernardo Bermudez, baritone, with the corps de ballet. This production is part of the Fourth Tucson Desert Song Festival. There are four performances, all in Eller Dance Theater, UA campus, February 5, 6, and 7. But we are not done yet! February also brings UA Artist-in-Residence David Russell, who begins by judging the David Russell Bach Prize on February 14. This Grammy Award winning artist will play two concerts, February 20 and 21. His master classes have not yet been scheduled, but will be free and open to the public. And our closing concert for the International Series is world renowned Argentinean guitarist, Roberto Aussel, playing March 31. On the program, music of Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brouwer, and Atahualpa Yupanqui.

We will have many student events to announce during the year, many of them free. These will be on our Local Guitar Events Calendar and on Facebook. We also send a newsletter with current and special events. If you are not yet signed up for this, “stay tuned” by entering your email address on the left side of this page.

We are looking forward to sharing a great season of music with you!

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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 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
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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. 2, 2:30PM $10 $7
Thomas Viloteau, France Fri, Nov. 6, 7PM $25 $20
Duo Assad, Brazil (U of A Artists) Fri, 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.

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