Tucson Parks and Recreation
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Six Decades of “Music Under the Stars”
Since 1955, the Tucson Pops Orchestra has been sharing the joy of live music with audiences of all ages throughout Southern Arizona. Founded by violinist Georges DeMeester and his collaborator Ernest Hoffman, this dedicated group of professional musicians first performed in various hotels throughout Tucson. The “Pops” today performs at the renovated “DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center” named after the beloved founder of the Orchestra.