Here’s a comprehensive list of live classical music performances in Tucson for the year 2023 where the program of composers and works has been published. I will keep this Excel document regularly updated. Please post a comment if anything should be added or changed.
I’ve included a column called “Dave’s Faves” which notes the works I am already familiar with and that I highly recommend. This is subjective, of course, but I hope this will help some of you in deciding which concerts to attend.
Link below is an Excel file (.xlsx).
Last Updated: August 23, 2023
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Music for Listeners
Music for Listeners is a series of short courses for high school students and adults presenting the works of composers from a listening enjoyment rather than a music theory perspective. Each course presents the life and music of a composer chronologically and is taught by lifelong classical music enthusiast David Oesper. Our next course will feature the life and music of Sergei Prokofiev and will be taught in January-February 2024.
David has previously taught a course on Johannes Brahms. It consists of seven 90-minute sessions.
If you are interested in attending the Prokofiev course or would like a reprise of the Brahms course (or, for more information), please contact the instructor here.
Classical Music Exploration Club
If you live in the Tucson metro area and would like to get together each month to listen to and discuss recordings of favorite classical music pieces we love and would like to introduce to others, I hope you will consider joining:
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra
Civic Orchestra of Tucson
Tucson Repertory Orchestra
Saint Andrew’s Bach Society
True Concord, Voices & Orchestra
Tucson Masterworks Chorale