Join us for the premiere of a newly commissioned work “The Sixth Floor” written by award-winning Texas composer Jesus Martinez and performed by The Julius Quartet. Arranged in three movements, “Sniper’s Perch,” “A Nation in Crisis” and “The Legacy,” Martinez’s composition is a striking journey from the darkest days of 1963 to a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of President Kennedy what lies beyond.
Martinez holds a master’s degree in Music Composition from SMU and has served as Composer-in-Residence at the Alabama Orchestra Association and the Irving Symphony Orchestra. The Julius Quartet, which debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2016, currently serves as the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in- Residence at Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.