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David Russell is Here!

A legend of Spanish guitar and a Grammy Award winner, David Russell plays two concerts February 11 and 12, and then stays to judge the David Russell Bach Prize on Valentine’s Day -- because he knows we love him! As always David is bringing some of our favorite music and also something new… His concert this year will include a premiere of a new piece by Matthew Dunne with three movements. The program will also include music of Enrique Granados, Domenico Scarlatti and Francisco Tárrega. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 TGS members, available on this site with no processing fees until Friday, February 10, at noon. After that time, please visit the UA Fine Arts Box Office (student tickets also available at the Box Office for $15).

Please check the Local Guitar Events page for times and places of the master classes, which are presented free of charge, as well as for other guitar events.

Coming Soon

March brings the touring winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition: this is always a terrific concert, and this year will be exceptionally wonderful. Thibaut Garcia (France) has wowed everyone with his musicality and sheer joy of playing in city after city. And his new CD Leyendas was named CD of the year by the Boston NPR station. An extraordinary talent!

The last concert of the series is an exceptional event. In April, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) will play a concert which has a special finale. The quartet will end their concert accompanied by the Arizona Guitar Orchestra, an ensemble created by the Grand Canyon Guitar Society, Glendale Community College, ASU, UA’s Bolton Guitar Studies Program and the Tucson Guitar Society. This ensemble will tour with LAGQ to play in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson, and they will play a new piece, By Chants, composed by Andrew York for the collaborating Arizona guitar groups. A world premiere, with the Grammy Award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, what a way to end the season!!!

P.S. For those of you who want to hear Judicaël teach master classes, please know that we are working to bring him back in March. His schedule in January was just too tight, but given how formidable a teacher he is, we are looking at every possibility to have him back. Stay tuned...

*All concerts in Holsclaw Hall, University of Arizona campus, except the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, which is in Grace St. Paul's Church, 2331 E. Adams.
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Next Events:
Thursday, March 2
Thursday, April 6
6:30-8:00 PM
All musical styles are welcome, and all levels of expertise, so come show us what you are working on. Or just come listen. Email us to reserve time in January: TucsonGS@gmail.com, or call 520-342-0022.

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, 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 Sunday, December 4, in Holsclaw at 7:00 PM. Join us for a program of fun music. Our fantastic conductor, José Luis Puerta, will bring some exciting new pieces to the repertoire. The concert is free---so is the parking. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring friends and family along.
Sunday afternoon, hear the Wolfe Competition (tickets available from the UA Fine Arts Box Office) at 4 PM in Holsclaw, then have a quick dinner and come back to hear our free concert. The good life!
For more information about the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra contact José Luis Puerta at joseluispuertapr@gmail.com.
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You Can Build Your Own Season!

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 may be exchanged for another event of the same price as long as we have some advance notice. We understand that plans can change. There is no fee for this service.

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 an invitation to a party for only $175!
  • 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.
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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.

2016-17 International Artist Series Date Single Ticket Price
Single Ticket Price
Annual Membership $30
8th International Guitar Festival
Iván Ríjos, Puerto Rico
Sat, Nov. 5, 7PM $25 $20
Beeston Competition* Sun, Nov. 6, 2:30PM $10 $7
SoloDuo, Italy Thu, Nov. 10, 7PM $25 $20
Marcin Dylla, Poland Sat, Nov. 12, 7PM $25 $20
2017 Concerts
Judicaël Perroy, France
With Angela Brower, USA, mezzo-soprano
Sponsored by the Tucson Desert Song Festival
Thu, Jan. 19, 7PM $25 $20
David Russell, Spain (U of A Visiting Artist)
Sat, Feb. 11, 7PM
Sun, Feb. 12, 2:30PM
$30 $25
Thibaut Garcia, France Fri, Mar. 3, 7PM $25 $20
LAGQ: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
With guest appearance of the Arizona Guitar Orchestra
Sun, Apr. 2, 4PM $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 $175! 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 $50 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 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.


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 Russell concerts and the Beeston Competition are available only from the UA Fine Arts Box Office.)

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