By Eric Dundon
Tim Munro introduced the Live at the Pulitzer program and artists for the final time as curator of the series on November 15, 2022.
Munro, who was the SLSO's Creative Partner from 2018 through the conclusion of the 2021/2022 season, took Live at the Pulitzer audiences to his homeland of Australian for four works by composers from the land down under. The theme was fitting, as Munro is relocating with his family to become an Associate Professor at Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane.
Since he began curating the Live at the Pulitzer series, which explores bold and adventurous musical voices of today, Munro has introduced SLSO audiences to more than two dozen composers of today, curating thoughtful programs that have included U.S. and world premieres, music that creates innovative sounds, and music that presents orchestral musicians in unique combinations. All programs are performed at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, providing an intimate atmosphere for the performances.
On November 15, his program included pieces for solo violin, solo viola, solo cello, and a string trio with Hammond organ. Munro introduced the pieces of the program, explaining their connection to Australia and receiving a warm reception from the audience.
SLSO musicians performing on the program included violinist Andrea Jarrett, Associate Principal Violist Alejandro Valdepeñas, cellist Yin Xiong, and frequent SLSO guest musician Peter Henderson.
Munro also curated the final two Live at the Pulitzer concerts of the season, in January and April 2023.
Photos by Virginia Harold