Support SASO

 Southern Arizona – Help support YOUR orchestra

The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra was founded by musicians with the enjoyment of music as its foremost mission. Since 1979, this orchestra has grown to be an essential Tucson tradition — an organization that unites performers and audiences through a mutual love of music.

We are an important community resource, bringing together student, amateur and professional musicians with exceptional soloists, composers and conductors. Together we delight in exploring the full spectrum of classical music — from traditional favorites and seldom-heard gems to contemporary innovations.

This vibrant all-volunteer organization has continued to thrive thanks to significant support from guest artists, audiences, other arts groups, advertisers and — our most significant source of income — donors who share our vision. Thank you for supporting YOUR orchestra, Southern Arizona!

Artistic Fund

This annual fund is essential to support SASO’s on-going expenses, including honoraria for soloists, music purchase, hall rental, printing, insurance and much more. The Artistic Fund also supports special projects – making it possible for the orchestra to commission new works, purchase instruments and equipment, go on tour and meet other challenges.


Endowment Fund

This fund has the principal protected and the interest income is used according to the determination of the SASO Board of Directors. This can be a wonderful way to include the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in your estate planning and to provide for the future of this fine community orchestra.


**Please include information for donation recognition, including those made “In Honor” or “In Memory” of a loved one**
On the final online form, you will see a box that reads In honor/memory of (enter info here). Please type directly into the box exactly how you would like your donation listed. For example:

  • John and Jane Doe
  • John and Jane Doe, in memory of Mary Smith
  • John and Jane Doe, in honor of Mary Smith
  • Anonymous

Any printed or verbal recognition of your donation will appear/be read exactly as requested on form. We are grateful for your support and want to recognize you correctly!

Other Opportunities to Support SASO

Earn SASO Donations While You Shop

When you shop through’s Smile portal or buy groceries and other goods with your Fry’s V.I.P. card, those companies will donate a small percentage of your purchase prices to the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra—at no extra cost to you!

Amazon makes its donations through the Amazon Smile Foundation. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you need to enter the site through its special portal, designate the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Association as your charity of choice, and always shop through that portal for your purchases to be counted. Sign up for the Amazon Smile program today!

The Fry’s Community Rewards Program will also donate to SASO based on your purchases using your Fry’s V.I.P. account. No extra charges are added to your bill. You’ll need to enroll in the Fry’s V.I.P. program if you haven’t already. Just go to this page to sign in or register for an account, then click the Enroll Now button and choose the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Association (or find us using number 91132) as the beneficiary of your food foraging.

Fry’s requires everyone to re-enroll annually. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on ‘Sign-In’.
  3. Enter your email and password, and click on Sign In.
  4. Click on your name (top right hand corner), then under Account Summary scroll down to Community Rewards.
  5. Click on Edit under Community Rewards.
  6. Under Find Your Organization, enter SASO’s NPO number (91132) and select Search. (You could also find us by typing “Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.”)
  7. Under Select Your Organization, click on the circle next to SASO.
  8. Click on Enroll. If you have re-enrolled correctly, you should see a green box with “Your enrollment in the Community Rewards Program has been updated. Thank you for participating!” You will also see the information listed under Community Rewards on your Account Summary page.

Volunteer Your Time

Want to help behind the scenes? You can learn more about what goes into every performance – and help this all-volunteer orchestra grow. Please contact us if you wish to help with fundraising, events, outreach or have other skills you’d like to share!

For more information, email

The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Association is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor if you have any questions or concerns.

Order Our Latest CD!


Listen up. SASO’s new CD features the premiere of two viola concertos written for and performed by the acclaimed Brett Deubner. Composers Amanda Harberg and Max Wolpert are known for their appealing styles full of engaging melodies and vital rhythms. Linus Lerner, SASO’s artistic director, prepared the orchestra and conducted the recording sessions. This groundbreaking CD was just released by Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label based on the number of new releases and the extent of its catalog. Order online now. The price is $10.00 plus $3.50 for shipping and handling.


SASO “Celebration!” CD


Celebration! is SASO’s first CD, presenting attractive music by Tucson composers Pete Fine, Bruce Stoller, Jay Vosk, Richard White, Brian Goodall and A. F. Schultz. Linus Lerner conducts the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in pieces that are alternately exciting, soothing, engaging and moving. This is the only disc where you’ll find such intriguing music as Bruce Stoller’ s Open Spaces for yucca shakuhachi flute (played by the composer) and Richard White’s tenderFor Patte– A Simple Song, written in memory of a beloved longtime SASO musician. The price is $10.00 plus $3.50 for shipping and handling.


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