Communities For Peace — a collaboration of El Paso’s leading music institutions — invites you to a special program of music and healing to honor the victims of the horrific mass shooting on August 3, 2019 in El Paso.

The world premiere of the 22-minute cantata — one minute for each of those lost in the shooting — will be unveiled at the 90th annual season-opening concerts of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. September 25-26 in the Plaza Theatre.

The performances will include a chorus from The University of Texas at El Paso, led by Dr. Elisa Wilson, and soloists from El Paso Opera. EPSO Music Director Bohuslav Rattay will conduct.

Communities For Peace is a collaborative effort of El Paso Opera, El Paso Pro-Musica, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Music.  It commissioned the cantata, which is being written by Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin, whose works have been performed by the Cecilia Chorus of New York, the Fort Worth Opera and the Florida Grand Opera.

Communities For Peace has joined with the El Paso Community Foundation to raise funds for this historic effort.

If you would like to donate, please go to

Communities for Peace:, 915-533-4020
El Paso Opera:, 915-581-5534
El Paso Pro-Musica:, 915-747-8163
El Paso Symphony Orchestra:, 915-532-3776
The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Music:, 915-747-5606

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