Answers to your questions, updated as new information is available.
Will concerts be performed live this season?
Yes, we expect a full live-performance season beginning in October.
When can I buy tickets for the 2021–22 Season?
Individual and series tickets are available now. Tickets for in-person attendance will include streaming access to a live recording of the concerts in case you find yourself not quite ready to return to the concert hall. We hope to see you in person, but if you prefer to stream all concerts at home, you may purchase access to the full season of recordings-only at a discounted price.
When and where does the season begin?
The first concert is live on October 17 at Holsclaw Hall on the University of Arizona campus. Subsequent concerts will be at our usual venue, the Leo Rich Theater. Note that there is a new parking structure just on the other side of the surface lot to the south of Leo Rich Theater – no streets to cross to reach the performance hall.
Will there be streaming access as there was last season?
All live concerts will be recorded this season. When you buy in-person tickets, access to the live recording to stream at home is included at no additional cost. Alternatively, you may purchase just the full season of recordings to stream from home at a discounted price.
Why should I buy tickets now?
As has always been the case, purchasing tickets in advance gives you first choice of seats and buying a series or the full season gives you a significant discount. In addition, this season, purchasing your tickets now helps AFCM to regain its footing after a very difficult year. It signals your commitment in joining us to rebuild live chamber music in Tucson. Feel confident that no matter what the future holds, we will have flexible options for you.
How do I know it will be safe to attend in person?
We will be doing all in our power to follow health and safety recommendations prevalent at the time of each concert.
What specific precautions are you taking in the concert hall?
AFCM is implementing touchless contact for ticketing and entry to the Leo Rich Theater. TCC, which manages the Leo Rich Theater, has implemented a set of safety protocols under the program “VenueShield” which includes maintaining the hygiene of the theater, restrooms, and any food or beverage service. Relevant to our first concert only, the University of Arizona will be following its own set of safety protocols for the Holsclaw Theater.
Will I need to wear a mask?
In advance of the season and in advance of individual concerts, we will advise you if masks will be required for a concert, based on public health recommendations at that time. If masks are indicated, no one without a mask covering their nose and mouth completely will be admitted.
How do I know others around me are healthy?
As is always the case, being in public with others poses certain health risks. We require that all patrons who wish to attend in person be fully vaccinated.
How will you make sure attendees are vaccinated? We will operate on the honor code. We will notify ticket purchasers of the requirement and we will rely on individuals to be truthful.
Will the musicians pose a risk to the audience?
Musicians will be fully vaccinated in order to be invited onto our stage. There is a possibility that the musicians will be masked or socially distanced.
Will every seat be available and be filled?
We do not know yet. Any time the public health recommendation requires social distancing, we will leave open seats between individuals or parties. We will notify you in advance of the concert any time such distancing will be in place.
Will I be able to keep my subscription seat location?
We will do our best to keep everyone in their favorite seats, but if we must keep seats open, we will move you to a seat nearby and substantially similar to your preferred one. We apologize for this inconvenience.
What if a concert is canceled?
We will try to reschedule for a future date. As always, we will offer you the option for a refund, a ticket to the rescheduled concert, or the option to contribute the value of your ticket to AFCM as a tax-deductible donation.
What if I change my mind?
When you purchase in-person concert tickets, you automatically receive streaming access. So, if at any time (or at the last minute) you do not wish to attend, you may stream the concert from home. Please know, streaming access may not be available at the same time as the concert due to technology limitations in the Leo Rich Theater, but we expect the streaming access to begin within a day or so of the concert date.
I did not renew last season. Did I lose my seats?
If you have been a subscriber prior to last season, you will have first dibs on your preferred seat location.
I have questions or suggestions.
Contact Cathy Anderson at any time: