September 27, 2016
Tickets & Information: 212/854-7799
Aleba Gartner, 212/206-1450
Jen Gushue, 212/854-1488
“The fierce virtuosity of Munro was worth the price of admission all by itself.”
Chicago Tribune


Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

presents the New York solo debut of flutist

Tim Munro



Kate Soper, soprano
Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting design

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)
Tickets: $20-$30  •  Students with valid ID: $7-$18
From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey:
“When Tim Munro approached me about working together, I was thrilled to agree.  He's an incredibly gifted artist, whom I've deeply admired since his first performance at Miller in 2011. I'm honored to be co-commissioning a new piece for Tim, in honor of his New York solo debut, composed by Christopher Cerrone.”
Special Event
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Tim Munro: Recounting

Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)
Until recently, Tim Munro was the charismatic flutist of Grammy-winning new music group eighth blackbird. In this evocative program, he makes his New York solo debut, combining music, storytelling, and song with dreamy lighting and a bevy of new works. The composers featured run the gamut stylistically, from post-punk guitarist to literature buff to Pulitzer Prize finalist. Through their works, Munro explores the time between sleep and waking, that fertile moment when we remember and tell our tales, before drifting off to dreaming.
Christopher Cerrone: Liminal highway (2016)
      – world premiere, Miller Theatre co-commission
Brett Dean: Notes from the twitterverse (2015) – world premiere
Dave Reminick: Seven somniloquies (2015) – New York premiere
Kate Soper: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2011) 
Malin Bång: Alpha Waves (2008) 
Tom Johnson: Counting Duets (1982)

Tim Munro, flute
Kate Soper, soprano
Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting design

Tim Munro, flute

Tim Munro is a Chicago-based, triple-Grammy-winning musician. His diverse work as a flutist, speaker, writer and teacher is united by a single goal: to draw audiences into an engrossing and whimsical musical world.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Munro was the flutist and co-artistic director of the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird from 2006 till 2015. As a member of eighth blackbird, Munro performed at major concert venues in the US and abroad, worked as soloist with America’s finest orchestras, curated three music festivals, and premiered more than 100 new works, including Steve Reich’s Double Sextet (Pulitzer Prize winner, 2009). Munro won his third Grammy Award as a member of eighth blackbird in 2016, for the Cedille Records album Filament.

Future projects are many and varied. Munro has upcoming commissions from Chicago post-punk guitarist Dave Reminick (a wild and whimsical work for flutist-singer) and Pulitzer prize-finalist Chris Cerrone (a major solo work exploring extreme acoustic spaces). In 2016, he plays with Sandbox Percussion and the Chicago Symphony, writes for Australia’s Limelight Magazine and the Sydney Symphony, and teaches at Grand Valley State University and Southern Methodist University. Munro makes his New York solo debut in November at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and is co-music director for a large-scale musical project, involving 1,000 performers, planned for its US premiere in Chicago in 2017.

Kate Soper, soprano

Kate Soper is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice. Her first portrait album Voices from the Killing Jar was released on Carrier records in 2014 and she recently rolled out her first opera, Here Be Sirens, at Dixon Place. In 2015 she premiered Ipsa Dixit, an evening-length cycle of duos and quartets for voice and instruments, and an operatic retelling of The Romance of the Rose. Soper’s music has been described as “exquisitely quirky” (The New York Times) and “epic” (WQXR); as a performer, she has been praised as a “dazzling vocalist” (The New Yorker) and likened to “Lucille Ball reinterpreted by Linda Blair” (Pitchfork Magazine). She is a co-director and vocalist for Wet Ink, an NYC-based new music ensemble dedicated to seeking out and promoting innovative music across aesthetic categories. In 2016 she won the Virgil Thomson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a Professor of Music at Smith College.
Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.
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