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: February 2, 2023
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Music for Listeners: Johannes Brahms
I’m currently in the process of developing the first in a series of classical music short courses for high school students and adults called “Music for Listeners” that will present the works of well-known and not-so-well-known composers more from a listener’s, rather than a musician’s, perspective. As such, the only requirement is that you love music! If you have had any previous musical training or have a background in music, so much the better, but it is certainly not a requirement. The first course I’ll teach will feature the life and music of Johannes Brahms, presented chronologically. There will be six weekly 90-minute in-person classes. I’m currently looking for a meeting room in Tucson where we can gather to listen to, learn about, and talk about great music. When we meet will be tailored to the schedules of those participating. If you are interested in attending the Brahms course, or if you know of a good place to meet, please contact me here.
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
True Concord, Voices & Orchestra
Tucson Masterworks Chorale