“There is a lot of talent around, and it’s up to us, as arts institutions, to give an opportunity to those people to have a voice.”
—TSO Music Director José Luis Gomez

Witness the experience of students learning to compose in Orchestrating the Future: Tucson Symphony’s Young Composers Project, premiering online Tuesday, April 28 at 5 PM. This film follows four students of the Young Composers Project as they work with TSO musicians, prepare their compositions, and Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs the works live at the Young Composers Festival.

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The Tucson Symphony Young Composers Project provides professional composition instruction to students ages 8–18. In its 27th year, this unique program gives young talented students rare access to world-class conductors, composers, and professional musicians. Since its launch in 1993, over 400 pieces by young composers have been created, performed and recorded.

Every year the TSO invests up to $600,000 into education programs, including the Young Composers Project. This cannot be done without massive community support. When you donate to our Symphony of Support campaign, know that you are supporting this investment in over 35,000 students and teachers.

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