Announcing Season Opening Weekend Special Events!

Celebrating the Southwest Premiere of Timothy C. Takach’s HELIOS

Meet-and-Greet with Star Trek’s “Q” John de Lancie

AND Post-Show “Talkback” with Creative Team

Founding Music Director Eric Holtan today announced two special events to herald the opening of True Concord’s 22-23 season. “Every True Concord season has been a joy and our 19th will be no exception. We are especially excited to present Timothy C. Takach’s musical and visual celebration of the solar system, HELIOS, and wanted to add two bonus opportunities for our marvelous audiences,” said Holtan. Along with Helios, the concerts will present actor John de Lancie in a spoken prologue to open the evening and it will close with the finale to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with its stars and heavens, the Beethoven accompanied by the rarely heard – because it is so very challenging – Franz Liszt piano transcription. The three performances are Friday September 30, Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2—complete information is available at


True Concord, one of the stars in Tucson’s non-profit musical firmament, is grateful to take John de Lancie up on his generous offer to do a private meet-and-greet for a maximum of 50 lucky fans who make a $50 donation to Tucson’s critically acclaimed non-profit choral ensemble. Please note that all proceeds will go directly to True Concord. The meet-and-greet will take place as follows:

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 6 pm, Catalina Foothills High School Music Hall Lobby

Meet Star Trek’s “Q,” John de Lancie, receive an autographed photo of John and take a selfie! Attendance for this very special event is limited to 50 people maximum. LAST TIME TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TO JOIN THE MEET-AND-GREET IS NOON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. To make your donation and receive your ticket for the meet-and-greet, please visit Separately, you may also purchase tickets for the 7:30pm concert that evening. We ask that you wear a mask to the meet-and-greet and concert.

Donations for the meet-and-greet opportunity will only be available for purchase until noon on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.


Immediately following the performance on Saturday, October 1, the creative team for the evening will gather on stage to discuss the genesis of the concert as well as take questions from the audience. This “talkback” is a unique chance for the audience to enhance their experience by engaging directly with conductor Eric Holtan, composer Tim Takach, and others including Dr. Kevin Hainline, an astronomy professor and researcher with the James Webb Space Telescope.

This talkback event is free to all ticket holders for the October 1 performance.