About Angel Gil-Ordóñez
A frequent guest conductor across Europe, the United States and Latin America, Angel Gil-Ordóñez holds the positions of Music Director/Conductor of PostClassical Ensemble in Washington, D.C., Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra. He also serves as advisor for education and programming for Trinitate Philharmonia, a program in León, Mexico, modeled on Venezuela’s El Sistema.
Concerts and presentations
Mahler Fourth presages the emergence of jazz: the music riffs on itself throughout, replacing “classical” repetition of themes with constant variation. PostClassical Ensemble premieres a new chamber version in which the symphony’s whirling scherzo becomes a concertino for bass trombone, showcasing one of the world’s great instrumentalists, David Taylor.
PostClassical Ensemble presents a new virtual series, Up Close With…, an in-depth virtual discussion with our musicians. In this series, we hope to inspire you by showcasing our players and featuring our music in a whole new way.
In the press
Podcast published on September 09, 2021 on NPR's 1A
Interview published on September 01, 2021 in La Vanguardia
Disc review published on May 04, 2021 in NPR's Fresh Air
Video published on January 21, 2021
Podcast published on December 17, 2020 on La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica)
My thoughts Blog
Working on Spanish repertoire –the music with which I started my career as a conductor– has helped me to understand the music of all cultures.
What they say about Angel Reviews
Invigorating… Gil-Ordóñez led a vital rendition.Alex Ross The New Yorker
Angel Gil-Ordóñez' insight into Shostakovich's music is astounding.Solomon Volkov author of Testimony