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El Paso Requiem, A Community for Peace Concert

Photo by Marlenn Barraza

Nathan Black welcomes Jorge Martin to KTEP to talk about his composition El Paso Requiem, commissioned by the classical music community. He shares his thoughts and approach when asked to write a piece that would honor the victims of the shooting in El Paso that took place on August 3rd, 2019.

Jorge Martin on the left; Dzmitry Ulasiuk on the right
Jorge Martin / Dzmitry Ulasiuk

This broadcast features music from the performance on October 23, 2021. In the world of classical music the concerto remains a favorite for music lovers. This broadcast starts with Dzmitry Ulasiuk performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in b flat Minor Op. 23. Bohuslav Rattay conducts the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

Originally aired on Thursday, July 14, 2022