Two Free Pre-Season Concerts!

by Tucson Symphony
Two Free Pre-Season Concerts!

The TSO is excited to once again partner with the Mexican Consulate in Tucson on their Mexican Independence Day concert on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 PM.  

Mexican Independence Day Concert
The TSO is excited to once again partner with the Mexican Consulate in Tucson on their Mexican Independence Day Concert on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 PM. The concert, led by Maestro Gomez, will include the fantastic baritone Octavio Moreno, Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School, and Compañía de Danza Folklórica Arizona. This concert is free, but tickets are required. To reserve yours, email

The Mexican Independence Day Concert program includes:
Carlos Chávez: Three Pieces of Chapultepec
Juan Pablo Contreras: MeChicano
Manuel Ponce: Estrellita
Gioachino Rossini: “Largo al Factotum” from The Barber of Seville
Georges Bizet: Selections from Carmen
Blas Galindo: Sones de Mariachi
Daniel Martínez, Gitanilla
José Alfredo Jiménez: “Un Mundo Raro”
Venezuelan Popurrí
Popurrí Mexicano
“El Grito” & Jaime Nunó: Himno Nacional Mexicano

Symphony Showcase
We’re presenting our first-ever Symphony Showcase on Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 PM!  This free, general admission concert is the perfect opportunity to hear a sampling of everything the 2023-24 season has to offer. The Symphony Showcase is a musical version of Costco samples, you get to “taste” the season before deciding which concerts to buy. Throughout the performance Maestro Gomez will share fun and interesting morsels of information about the musical selections. It’s also a great opportunity for subscribers to try out new seats in the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall. If you’ve always been curious about how a concert sounds from Row L, Seat 39, this is your chance to find out! If you’re a Classic subscriber and you’ve always been curious about the concerts in our Masterworks series, this your chance to experience the full spectrum of the season. TSO staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about concerts, subscriptions, and ticketing options.

Don’t have your FREE Symphony Showcase tickets yet? Grab them today!

The Symphony Showcase program includes highlights from:
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Márquez: Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Holst: The Planets
Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Gershwin: “Someone to Watch Over Me”
Bizet: l’Arlésienne