The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has one of the most active Community Engagement programs in the orchestra field.  As an integral member of the community, the TSO serves as a music resource for all of southern Arizona.  From large partnerships to private events, the TSO is a music partner for southern Arizonans, performing more than one hundred Community Engagement events each season.  The TSO has formed strong partnerships with local businesses, visiting corporations and non – profit agencies.  Local communities also enjoy active relationships with the TSO, bringing both small and large concerts to their residents.  These partnerships take many forms, all tailored to the needs and interests of each organization.

  • 2004: Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in recognition of TSO’s significant community impact.  The organization’s 75 year history, service to rural communities and strong commitment to education were cited in letters of nomination from state, local and national leaders.

“The event was the culmination of a year of working with our Partners in Philanthropy, who contributed over $179,000 toward agency programs.  The evening achieved the goals of making donors feel appreciated for their generosity, and created much good will on behalf of the agency.  Thank you to everyone at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for helping to make the concert and this special evening possible.”

—Margie Puerta Edson, CFRE, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern Arizona Inc.

Recent partners include:

Angel Charities • Catholic Community Services • Desert View Performing Arts Center- Saddlebrooke • Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance • Greater Tucson Economic Council • Green Valley Recreation • Jewish Family and Children’s Services • Oro Valley Public Library • Stanley Associates  • The Arizona Historical Society • The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • The Tucson Museum of Art •  Tiffany and Company • Town of Sahuarita •  Tubac Center for the Arts • Tucson Regional Ballet

These bookings ranged from a single ensemble performance to six full orchestra concerts, using music to achieve business goals and to enrich the lives of community.

More information can be found on the Hire the TSO page.

For more information, please contact:

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
2175 North Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705-5606

If you would like to support the work the TSO does in the community, please visit our Donation Page