Friday, November 3, 7:30pm
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor

Famed mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos will raise the dead and celebrate life in this very special concert to launch Tucson’s All Souls Procession Weekend. Their sound of impressive vocals, violins and guitars steeped in rich cultural tradition will add spice to your life. Founded in 1960 by mariachi “giant” Natividad “Nati” Cano, Mariachi Los Camperos features musicians from both Mexico and the U.S. They collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s album, Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of my Father) making national television appearances on programs such as The Tonight Show and the Grammy Awards Show. The band also appeared on Linda Ronstadt’s Mas Canciones (More Songs). The Grammy-nominated ensemble has recorded nine albums including four CDs with Smithsonian Folkways.

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Sunday, November 5
Location TBA

José Luis Gomez, conductor

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is slated to participate in The Finale Ceremony at the end of the All Souls Day Procession, a celebration and mourning of the lives of loved ones and ancestors. The All Souls Procession is perhaps one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today. Well over 150,000 participants on the streets of downtown Tucson join together for a two-mile long human-powered procession that ends in the ceremonial burning of a large urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes of the public for those who have passed.

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BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II - Holiday/SuperPops!/Family


Saturday, November 25, 4pm matinee
Sunday, November 26, 2pm matinee

Tucson Music Hall

Conducted by George Daugherty
Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong
Starring Bugs Bunny

Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety, Sylvester, Pepe Le Pew, Penelope Pussycat, Giovanni Jones ... and a special appearance by Tom and Jerry.

Celebrate the world’s favorite “Wascally Wabbit” and pals as Bugs Bunny hops into the concert hall! Classic Looney Tunes favorites like The Rabbit of Seville and What’s Opera, Doc? are projected on the big screen, paired with their original live scores inspired by the master composers – just as you remember them! Plus scores of new additions since this concert’s last TSO performances, including Pepe Le Pew, Show Biz Bugs, Robin Hood Daffy, Long-Haired Hare, Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl, and two brand new 3D cartoons . . . Coyote Falls and Rabid Rider.


The TSO is the perfect place to bring the family during the holiday season! Starting Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas we make it easy with a 50% discount for children.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II tickets are available at a discount as part of the SuperPops!, Family, or Create-Your-Own ticket packages or as an add-on to any other package.

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters are elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Inc.       (s17)

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YO-YO MA - Special


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Tucson Music Hall
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Reigning cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for the first time since 2009.

Awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center honoree and 18-time Grammy®-winning performer has enthralled audiences worldwide on stage, recordings, film and television.

Don’t miss your chance to see and hear this unforgettable one night only performance!

“Coming up with new superlatives for Ma at this point may seem like an exercise in futility, but because the cellist never gives a routine performance of anything, there is always something different to appreciate. Here one could marvel at how he could in an instant change the texture, phrasing, and vibrato of a single note, and with it the music’s entire dramatic trajectory. Ma’s sense of when to take the spotlight, when to lay back, and when to play just above silence is unmatched.”
— Boston Globe, October 21, 2016

*Yo-Yo Ma tickets are only available for purchase as an addition to a 2017-18 TSO discount ticket package. Limit one per package. Purchase by phone, in person at box office or mail order only. Sorry, Yo-Yo Ma tickets are not currently available online.

MESSIAH - Holiday Special

Saturday, December 9, 4pm matinee
Sunday, December 10, 2pm matinee
Catalina Foothills High School

Bruce Chamberlain, conductor
Teresa Wakim, soprano
Misty Bermudez, alto
Matthew Chellis, tenor
Marcus DeLoach, baritone
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus

The Christmas season begins with Handel’s pulse pounding, earth shaking Messiah! One of choral literature’s most important and popular works, you’ll hear it in all its glory with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, creating a glorious sound experience when performed in Arizona’s most outstanding acoustical venue.

Messiah tickets are available as an add-on to any TSO series subscription.

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MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS - Holiday/SuperPops!/Family

Saturday, December 16, 4pm matinee
Sunday, December 17, 2pm matinee
Tucson Music Hall

Michael Hall, conductor
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  Bruce Chamberlain, director
Featuring UA Dance

The Magic of Christmas will lift your spirits. You’ll hear all of your favorite Christmas holiday songs, see UA’s exceptional dancers perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and raise your voice for a sing-along of your very favorite carols. Plus the forecast calls for snow in the Music Hall and Santa is going to make a special visit no matter if you’ve been naughty or nice. Make sure you and yours are part of the magic!

Magic of Christmas tickets are available at a discount as part of the SuperPops!, Family, or Create-Your-Own subscription packages or as an add-on to any other series subscription.

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Glazunov: Overture Solennelle
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise for Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Hailed by The New York Times as “One of today’s preeminent violinists,” world renowned Grammy® Award winning virtuoso Gil Shaham makes his Tucson Symphony Orchestra debut performing Tchaikovsky’s breathtakingly beautiful Violin Concerto concluding a program featuring Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff favorites.

We were lucky: Gil Shaham was the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. His was old-school, big-personality, enormously engaging Tchaikovsky playing. Shaham’s oneness with the music won us all over, and after the big first movement cadenza, the audience burst into applause. I’ve never heard that happen before, and I wonder whether Shaham had either.
– Los Angeles Times

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