Hats off to Heroes

Dear Friends, I invite you to join me for a special event honoring America’s armed forces on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 14th at the DeMeester Performance Center at Reid Park from 11am to 7:30pm. The Tucson Pops Orchestra will be part of  the “Hats off to Heroes” celebration that will include a 5k Fun Run, military displays, a […]

Letter From the Maestro

Music Under The Stars returns to Reid Park on Sunday, September  20th.  I hope you will join me for our second Fall concert.  Selections from Kiss Me Kate, Lord of the Rings, and Lion King are but a few of the classic numbers on tap for the evening.  The fabulous Tucson Pops strings section will close […]

Boston Pops Raffle Winners


Julien and Sandal Caillet, winners of the Tucson Pops Raffle enjoying themselves at the gala Boston Pops concert on the Charles River…what a patriotic way to celebrate the 4th!

Community Food Bank food drive


This week, the Pops will be hosting a food drive for the Community Food Bank! Please bring a can of food or a plastic jar of peanut butter to the concert to help your neighbors.

These great vendors will be on hand to provide tasty treats:

Bella’s Gelato
Jackie’s Food Court

Letter from The Maestro

Dear Friends of the Tucson Pops, Thank you for your generous support of and attendance at the 2014 Spring and Fall seasons of “Music Under the Stars.” Please sign up to receive our newsletter with the latest news on upcoming guest artists, profiles of our orchestra members and much more. I look forward to seeing […]

Welcome to the Pops 2014 Spring Season!

Dear Tucson Pops Friends, Please join us in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Music Under the Stars™! The Tucson Pops concerts are a place where the entire family can come together to enjoy music and meet their neighbors in the beautiful open spaces of Reid Park, situated in the heart of […]

Remembering Dave and Dottie

A whirlwind of activity – Dave didn’t let anything slow him down – not even cancer and debilitating treatment could dampen his spirit and joie de vivre.  The things we will miss about him are too numerous to mention – we each carry special memories of the many times and ways he touched us and made a difference in our day.

Christian Howes Video: Living in Two Worlds

Here video of our September 22 concert featuring Jazz Violinist Christian Howes. Videography by the Jazz Video Guy, Bret Primack.

Charles “Bucky” Steele, 1922-2013

It is with deep regret that we let you know that Charles “Bucky” Steele, former conductor of the Tucson Pops Orchestra, passed away on Monday morning at 5:30 am. Bucky was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on March 31, 1922. In 1941, at the age of 19, he left for Washington DC to join the Navy […]