Civic Orchestra to perform 7th Pops Concert at Quail Creek

Patricia Thoresen

Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. the 60 piece Civic Orchestra of Tucson will perform their seventh Spring Pops Concert in the Crystal Ballroom at the Madera Clubhouse. The Larry Redhouse Jazz Trio will play in the Copper Lounge beginning at 1:45 p.m. before the concert with a cash bar open at 1:30 p.m. to add to the relaxed atmosphere of the event.

This is the seventh performance of such a large orchestral group appearing at Quail Creek which is sponsored by the Activities Committee of Quail Creek. Tickets are $22 available for sale at the Concierge Desk at the Madera Clubhouse for Quail Creek residents throughout March until the concert April 17. Ticket sales will be opened to the public beginning April 4. Tickets will then also be available beginning April 4 at the Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce office on Continental Road. Tickets will be available the day of the concert, April 17, at the door of the Crystal Ballroom beginning at 1:30 p.m.

In addition to classic and pops concerts, COT offers, throughout the year, the opportunity for Tucson children to experience hands-on exposure to musical instruments at the Children’s Instrument Petting Zoo. COT also plays a critical role in cultivating local and statewide musical talent by sponsoring an annual Young Artist Competition. Read more about the COT at

This 2016 Pops Concert program will feature movie and Broadway music from The Wizard of Oz, The Great Escape, Raider’s March and Magnificent Seven and other toe tapping tunes.

As in past years, COT Music Director Dr. Kreloff has selected award-winning young musicians to perform a solo selection along with the entire 60-piece orchestra. Senior Piano Winner Andy Li, performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto, Movement 1. Ensemble Winner, The Millennium Trio, will perform Magic Flute Overture by Mozart. The musicians are Sanem Reinhardt (violin), Sophia Rightmer (cello) and Anna Zeng (piano). These premiere performances are always a favorite feature of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson’s visit to Quail Creek.

Celebrating their fortieth year, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson is the oldest community orchestra in the region. The orchestra’s current season has featured standing ovation performances at the Civic Performing Arts Center, CPAC, in Green Valley, Crowder Hall at University of Arizona and at Vistoso Community Church in Oro Valley.

Seating will be at round tables of ten seats each. A cash bar will be open at 1:30 p.m., adding to the relaxed atmosphere of the afternoon. Tickets can be purchased for $22 at the Quail Creek Concierge Desk or by calling 393-5822.