Tucson Symphony to offer free tickets to area music students

Posted on: August 17, 2016

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Marshall Foundation have announced the “TEAMtix effort to introduce young audiences to the classical music concert experience” during the 2016-17 season, writes Cathalena Burch in Tuesday’s (8/16) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson). “The orchestra and foundation are providing free concert tickets to middle and high school music students (band, orchestra and choir) for Classics and MasterWorks series concerts. Students who sign up … can get a student ticket for themselves and a companion ticket.” The program is open to students in nearby school districts “as well as students attending private and charter schools and members of the Tucson Junior Strings, Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and the Tucson Girls Chorus…. The TSO, under the baton of newly named music director José Luis Gomez, opens the season Sept. 23” with a program of Gershwin, Ravel, and Villa-Lobos. “TSO has seven music education programs including its nationally touted Young Composers Project. Last year, the TSO provided music education to more than 40,000 students.… The Marshall Foundation … supports charitable organizations that are involved in education, health and youth projects and services [placing] extra emphasis on organizations that work with youths.”

Posted August 17, 2016

In photo: A Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young People’s Concert at Tucson Music Hall