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Our 2017-2018 Season

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A Note from the Tucson Guitar Society

Many thanks to our performing artists and to our wonderful audiences for the great 2016-17 concert season. It was quite a challenge to come up with a roster to rival last year’s, but we think we have!

First, the great Duo Assad is back in November for the Ninth International Tucson Guitar Festival! And Sérgio introduced us to Iliana Matos of Cuba who will also join us for the Festival. The Assad Brothers, Iliana Matos, the Beeston Competition, and Pablo Gonzalez’ doctoral recital make a full week.

In addition to this great festival line-up, UA Presents has booked the Brasil Guitar Duo for a performance in October. We have arranged with UA Presents to reserve a block of premium seats in Crowder Hall for our audience. Please note that we cannot offer any member discount for these tickets, but we will, as usual, book sales with no processing fees as a service to our patrons.

After hearing these great Latin American guitarists, we head north. In early 2018, we bring you Philippe Sly, an up-and-coming bass-baritone from Canada in recital with John Charles Britton (coincidentally, a former student of Sérgio Assad!) This is our entry in the Tucson Desert Song Festival, which has most generously made this performance possible.

Next up is David Russell who tells us that he has just received a new piece, "David’s Portrait", written for him by Sérgio Assad. This piece was commissioned when the University of Arizona awarded David Russell an honorary doctorate for his many artistic achievements, so it has much emotional significance to all of us. We are hoping David will have it ready to play for us in February!

Every year we bring the winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition to play as part of the winner’s tour. These are always amazing concerts. And this year, we present Xavier Jara, the first American to win in 16 years. This is a chance to hear an emerging talent selected by judges who are among the best in the field.

To close this exciting season, in April we welcome back to Tucson the great Russian flamenco guitarist, Grisha Goryachev, one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas. A perfect season finale!

We have a lot going on in September and October, so please check our Local Guitar Events page for details!

Guitar in the Woods
Next Events:
Thursday, September 7, 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:00 PM
Woods Memorial Library
3455 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

The first Thursday of every month we invite all to join us at the Woods Library to share music! All musical styles are welcome, and all levels of expertise, so come show us what you are working on. Or just come listen. This is a free event.

Email us to reserve time to play: TucsonGS@gmail.com, or call 520-342-0022. Or just show up and take your chances... Do check our “Local Guitar Events” or our Facebook page as we occasionally have to move the date to a different Thursday.


Woods Memorial Library, on First Ave. between Prince and Fort Lowell. Free event.
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* Presented in partnership with The Bolton Guitar Studies Program, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona.
* Presented in collaboration with UA Presents. The Tucson Guitar Society has a block of premium seats ($45) to this event. There are also tickets at the $45 and $35 levels available from UA Presents: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/uapresents/EN/buy/browse
The Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra presents two concerts a year, one in winter and the other in spring. Our fantastic conductor, José Luis Puerta, will bring some exciting new pieces to the repertoire. We will announce the winter concert date this fall.
For more information about the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra contact José Luis Puerta at joseluispuertapr@gmail.com.
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2017-18 TICKETING OPTIONS
You Can Build Your Own Season!

No hidden fees! Our on-line purchasing is a bargain since we do not charge any processing fee. And we are always ready to help with phone purchases too, also with no added fees. And another great feature: tickets purchased in advance for TGS events may be exchanged for another event of the same price as long as we have some advance notice. We understand that plans can change.

The Tucson Guitar Society gives you several options to buy tickets:

  • Season Pass, our best deal! A season pass includes membership, 6 great concerts, a UA student competition all at a discount, for only $160 – or $195 with the Brasil Guitar Duo included as a 7th concert!
  • Membership ($30 for 1 year) offers $5 discounts on concert tickets, ANYTIME! See details below.
  • Advance purchase of 4 or more single 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 apply to advance purchases.
  • Single ticket purchase.

Remember--tickets may be exchanged for another event of the same price as long as we have adequate advance notice. There is no fee for this service.

Please note that the first optional event is the Brasil Guitar Duo, a UA Presents event. We are thrilled to have reserved some premium tickets to this for our audiences, but cannot, contractually, discount them.

2016-17 International Artist Series Date Single Ticket Price
Non-Members
Single Ticket Price
Members
Annual Membership $30
Brasil Guitar Duo*, premium seating Tues, Oct. 17, 7:30PM $45 $45
9th International Guitar Festival
Iliana Matos, Cuba Sat, Nov. 11, 7PM $25 $20
Beeston Competition* Sun, Nov. 12, 4PM $10 $7
The Assad Brothers, Brazil
Sat, Nov. 18, 7PM
Sun, Nov. 19, 1PM
$30 $25
2018 Concerts
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone, Canada with
John Charles Britton, USA, guitar
Sponsored by the Tucson Desert Song Festival
Sat, Feb. 3, 7PM $25 $20
David Russell, Spain & Scotland
(U of A Visiting Artist)
Sat, Feb. 24, 7PM
Sun, Feb. 25, 1PM
$30 $25
Xavier Jara, USA Fri, Mar. 2, 7PM $25 $20
Grisha Goryachev, Russia Thur, Apr. 5, 7PM $25 $20
*Please note, there are no volume discounts on Brasil Guitar Duo or Beeston Competition tickets.
Our Best Deal

Buy a Season Pass and pay our lowest ticket price. Six concerts, the Beeston Competition, plus a membership, only $160! Or all 7 concerts including the stellar Brasil Guitar Duo for $195. 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.

Members Save More!

Tucson Guitar Society members earn a 20% discount on most events! 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 $50 fee required)
  • Free listing, if desired, on our LOCAL RESOURCES page for guitar professionals or service providers
  • Free exchange of tickets into another concert of the same price, if your schedule changes! ($5 upcharge to shift into a Duo Assad or David Russell concert from a TGS event: this price is set by the UA)
  • 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.

Students!

We offer student pricing as well for TGS events: $10. Sales by telephone or at the door only: please leave a message for Julia at 342-0022. There is no processing fee. ID required at ticket pickup. (Students tickets to the Duo Assad and David Russell concerts and the Beeston Competition are available only from the UA Fine Arts Box Office. UA Presents sets the student policy for the Brasil Guitar Duo.)

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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.
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