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The 2018 fall concert season brought some of the world’s best guitarists: From audience favorites like the Duo Assad and the Beijing Guitar Duo as well as first time guest Otto Tolonen of Finland, it was one thrilling performance after another.

But look what is coming in 2019!

Adam del Monte will be back in several events for the Tucson Desert Song Festival, starting with a guest spot for True Concord Voices and Orchestra. Adam will play with the extraordinary soprano Corinne Winters, January 18, 19, and 20. This is an amazing pairing! Tickets from www.TrueConcord.org

True Concord 2019

Adam will be back the following week to participate in the discussion on Latin Style with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, José Luis Gomez, Stage Director Daniel Helfgot, Composer Dan Asia, and Tucson Desert Song Festival Director George Hanson. Reservations for this event at the Jewish Community Center are required. Tickets are $5.

What is Latin Style

Then the pièce de résistance! Adam del Monte is not only a fabulous guitarist but a talented composer who has written the world’s first flamenco opera. And we will hear scenes from this ground-breaking work in a piano reduction, a sneak-preview, if you will. Presented by the Fred Fox School of Music and the Tucson Guitar Society with the generous support of the Tucson Desert Song Festival, we are able to offer tickets for the January 30 performance at a mere $10 ($5 for students). Tickets available through the Guitar Society (until January 25) and from the UA Fine Arts Box Office.

What is Latin Style

But there is more! We are also collaborating with Ballet Tucson on an exciting new production of the music of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel, called Viva, Piazzolla! We are bringing in the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo of bandoneon and guitar, with tenor Carlos Zapién, to showcase this extraordinary Argentinean music interpreted by Ballet Tucson. Art that Moves! Three performances, February 1, 2 and 3 (times vary) at the Pima College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $45, with $5 discount for seniors and students: For details, see ballettucson.org

What is Latin Style

For a full schedule of Tucson Desert Song Festival events, Click here

Guitar in the Woods
Next Events:
Thursday, February 7, 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, March 7, 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 “Calendar,” or our Facebook page, as we occasionally need to move the date to a different day.

Woods Memorial Library, on First Ave. between Prince and Fort Lowell. Free event.
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A UA Presents Production*
A Fox Theatre Production*
* 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. Student tickets available only from the UA Fine Arts Box Office. Tickets are also sold by the UA Fine Arts Box Office. Student tickets ($15) must be purchased there. General admission tickets are available on this website with no processing fees as a courtesy to our audience. Student tickets available at the door, only.
* Tickets to this event are available from the Tucson Guitar Society, which has a block of premium seats reserved for our audience. Tickets are also available from Fox Theatre either on-line or at their Box Office. The $27 seats are only available from Fox Theatre.
Tickets for these performances are available from both the Tucson Guitar Society (on this website) and from Ballet Tucson.
* Tickets to this event are available from the Tucson Guitar Society, which has a block of premium seats reserved for our audience. Tickets are also available from UA Presents either on-line or at the Centennial Hall Box Office. The $24 seats are only available from UA Presents.
The Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra presents two concerts a year, one in winter and the other in spring. Our fantastic conductor, José Luis Puerta, always brings some exciting new pieces to the repertoire. This spring the orchestra will play in the Tohono Chul series, date TBD.
For more information about the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra contact José Luis Puerta at joseluispuertapr@gmail.com.
* Tickets to this event are available from the Tucson Guitar Society, which has a block of premium seats reserved for our audience. Tickets are also available from UA Fine Arts Box Office. The $5 student seats are only available from the University of Arizona.
* Tickets to this event are available from the Tucson Guitar Society (until January 28) or from UA Fine Arts Box Office. The $5 student seats are only available from the University of Arizona. The event is open seating.
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You Can Build Your Own Season!

No hidden fees! Our on-line purchasing is a bargain since we do not charge any processing fees. 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, 5 great concerts, a UA student competition all at a discount, for only $135. Add some of our special collaborative events to take advantage of our premium seating, with no processing fees for your order. Membership ($30 for 1 year) offers $5 discounts on TGS concert tickets, ANYTIME! See details below.
  • Advance purchase of 4 or more single guitar society concert tickets for a 10% discount. Discounts calculated automatically during the purchase process. Please note, these discounts apply to advance purchases. We cannot discount UA Presents, Fox Theater or Ballet Tucson tickets.
  • Single ticket purchase.

Please note that Tucson Guitar Society web sales of Llantos, 1492 and of Viva Piazzolla! will cease on January 28 to allow for data transfer to the ticketing organization. After that date, purchases may be made at Ballet Tucson for Viva Piazzolla! and at UA Fine Arts Box Office for Llantos, 1492.

Artist Date Season Ticket Concerts Single Ticket Price
Single Ticket Price
Membership Included $30
Tenth International Guitar Festival
Duo Assad
Sat, Nov. 10, 7PM
Sun, Nov. 11, 4PM
Included $30 $25
Beijing Guitar Duo* **
Thurs, Nov. 15, 7:30PM
$40 $40 $40
Otto Tolonen
Sat, Nov. 17, 7PM
Included $25 $20
Beeston Competition* Sun, Nov. 18, 4PM Included $10 $7
Trace Bundy* ** Fri, Dec. 7, 7:30PM $47 $47 $47
Llantos 1492, a flamenco opera by Adam del Monte, with guitar, piano and voice ** Wed, Jan 30, 7:30PM $7 $10 $7
“Viva, Piazzolla” With Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo, Ballet Tucson, and Carlos Zapien * **
Fri, Feb. 1, 7PM
Sat, Feb. 2, 2PM
Sun, Feb. 3, 1PM
$45 $45 $45
Tengyue Zhang Thurs, Feb. 14, 7PM Included $25 $20
David Russell
Sat, Mar. 16, 7PM
Sun, Mar. 17, 4PM
Included $30 $25
Gabriel Bianco Sat, Mar. 23, 7PM Included $25 $20
* Please note, there are no volume discounts on Viva, Piazzolla tickets.
** Add-on event, not included in the season package.
Our Best Deal

Buy a Season Pass and pay our lowest ticket price. Five concerts, the Beeston Competition, plus a membership, only $135! Or add some of our special collaborative events to take advantage of our premium seating, with no processing fees for your order. 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 TGS 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 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.


We offer student pricing as well for TGS events (Tengyue Zhang and Gabriel Bianco): $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 David Russell concerts and Llantos 1492 are available only from the UA Fine Arts Box Office.)

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