After 10 years as the Virginia G. Piper Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony, Tito Muñoz’s tenure, one of the longest in the organisation’s history, will conclude this Sunday 12th May.

The Phoenix Symphony has recently celebrated Tito Muñoz’s final season with a series of events between the 26th April – 12th May entitled ‘Tito’s 10th: A Grand Finale’. The celebrations and 2023-24 season will culminate this weekend when Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in three performances of Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, with soloists Katherine Whyte and Megan Esther Grey, and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus.

“The Phoenix Symphony is thrilled to celebrate Tito Muñoz’s leadership and important contributions during his tenure as Music Director,” said Peter Kjome, President and CEO. “Tito has helped to advance the orchestra’s artistic excellence while also continuing to foster our community engagement and education programs that enrich the lives of thousands of people in Phoenix and Arizona each year.”

Praised for his versatility, technical clarity, and keen musical insight, Muñoz is recognized as one of the most gifted conductors on the podium today. As a proponent of new music, Muñoz founded The Phoenix Symphony’s REVERB festival, which celebrates newly composed music through some of contemporary classical music’s most respected living composers and performers. Under the leadership of Muñoz, the Phoenix Symphony has also expanded its relationship with Arizona State University and plans for this collaboration to continue and develop into the future.

All of us here at James Brown Management would like to pass on our congratulations to Tito for a highly successful decade at The Phoenix Symphony and for the meaningful impact he has made on the organisation and community. We look forward to his continuing relationship with the orchestra as their newly appointed Artistic Partner.