Jorge Martin El Paso Requiem* [World Premiere]
with UTEP Choral Union Jamille Lea, Soprano; Cherry Duke, Mezzo-Soprano Brian Downen, Tenor; James Carney, Cello
*Commissioned by Communities for Peace; a historic partnership of El Paso Pro-Musica, El Paso Opera, El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the University of Texas at El Paso Music Department, in tribute to the victims and survivors of the August 3, 2019 attack in El Paso.
“A Communal Act of Remembrance for the Victims of Random Gun Violence in America Specifically for the 23 who lost their lives from the shooting in El Paso, Texas on August Third, Twenty-Nineteen,” Jorge Martin
El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
KEVIN COLE, Piano Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin Second Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
Ravel Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2 Ravel Bolero
Kevin Cole, America’s Pianist, is the top performer of works from The Great American Songbook and concert works of their great American composers. “When Cole sits at down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work…Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today,” wrote Howard Reich, arts critic for the Chicago Tribune.
GERSHWIN’S RHAPSODY IN BLUE April 24 & 25, 2020, 7:30pm Plaza Theatre
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra (EPSO) has cancelled the April 24 and 25, 2020 Classical Concerts “Gershwin’s Rhapsody” due to the ‘stay home, work safe’ order issued by the City of El Paso to battle the spread of the coronavirus. This order went into effect at 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and is in place until further notice.
As you can imagine, the ramifications of having to cancel a concert are broad for the EPSO. We are respectfully requesting that you consider donating the cost of your April tickets to EPSO. In response to your donation, we will send you a tax deduction form and a voucher for tickets to our upcoming 90th anniversary season which you can use for any of our 2020-2021 classical concerts. This will provide you with tickets to introduce EPSO to friends, family or colleagues! The voucher will be good for the equivalent number of tickets you have for the April performance.
We are mindful that this is a very stressful and difficult time for everyone. If this option does not work for you, please contact our office by April 24 at (915) 532-3776 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose the donation and voucher, you do not have to take any further action. We will follow-up with a letter that will include your tax credit and vouchers for our 2020-2021 season.
The EPSO will continue to work tirelessly to provide enriching musical opportunities for our community. We sincerely appreciate your support and thank you for your consideration.