Tucson Symphony Society

Tucson, AZ   |  WWW.TUCSONSYMPHONY.ORG

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE TUCSON SYMPHONY IS TO ENGAGE, EDUCATE AND TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH LIVE MUSICAL EXPERIENCES OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

Ruling year info

1965

Principal Officer

STEVEN HAINES

Main address

2175 N 6th Ave

Tucson, AZ 85705

EIN

86-0107538

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

IRS filing requirement

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

THE VISION OF THE TUCSON SYMPHONY IS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER FOR INSPIRED LIVING. OUR MISSION, TO ENGAGE, EDUCATE AND TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND LEARNING - 40,000 SOUTHERN ARIZONA RESIDENTS EXPERIENCED THE MAGIC OF MUSIC IN THE 2019-20 SEASON - 6,500 PATRONS LEARNED ABOUT THE PROGRAM THEY WERE ABOUT TO HEAR THROUGH PRE-CONCERT LECTURES, CONCERT COMMENTS

Expenses
$3,733,939
Revenue
$1,746,210

THE TSO PROVIDES A COHESIVE SERIES OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES. THE TSO'S NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE PRESENT IN APPROXIMATELY 70 SCHOOLS FROM SOUTHERN PINAL COUNTY TO THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER. THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE BOTH SCHOOL-BASED AND FREE FAMILY OFFERINGS, SUCH AS MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS, JUST FOR KIDS, AND YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT. THE YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT RECEIVED NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FUNDING FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. DUE TO THE 2020 COVID PANDEMIC, OUR MARCH THROUGH MAY EVENTS, INCLUDING THE YOUNG COMPOSERS FESTIVAL, KINDERKONZERTS, AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS WERE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED. "JUST FOR KIDS - 5 FREE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN "YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT - 28 ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS FOR SMALL ENSEMBLE AND FULL ORCHESTRA CREATED BY STUDENTS AGES 8-18. WE PREMIERED OUR THIRD COMMISSION FROM A YCP ALUM, A WORK FOR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS, BY ROBERT LOPEZ-HANSHAW. WE COMMISSIONED ALUM CLAIRE THAI TO COMPOSE AND PERFORM A HARP CONCERTO FOR THE 20-21 SEASON. WE ALSO PREMIERED THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ORCHESTRATING THE FUTURE: TSO YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT IN AN ONLINE EVENT, SHARING THE PROGRAM WITH OVER 2,000 VIEWERS. "MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS - 33 SCHOOLS RECEIVED SCHOOL VISITS BY TSO ENSEMBLES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPRING YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS. "YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS - 8,086 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT AND RECEIVED TSO'S CURRICULUM MATERIALS. "KINDERKONZERTS - 2,309 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT AND RECEIVED TSO'S CURRICULUM MATERIALS.

Expenses
$254,475
Revenue
$32,112

THE TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HAS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS IN THE ORCHESTRA FIELD. AS AN INTEGRAL MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY, THE TSO SERVES AS A MUSIC RESOURCE FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. FROM LARGE PARTNERSHIPS TO PRIVATE EVENTS, THE TSO IS A MUSIC PARTNER FOR SOUTHERN ARIZONANS, PERFORMING MORE THAN THIRTY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS EACH SEASON. THE TSO HAS FORMED STRONG PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES, VISITING CORPORATIONS AND NON-PROFIT AGENCIES. LOCAL COMMUNITIES ALSO ENJOY ACTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE TSO, BRINGING BOTH SMALL AND LARGE CONCERTS TO THEIR RESIDENTS.

Expenses
$137,876
Revenue
$122,468

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