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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.

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Concerts and presentations

Fri, July 14, 2023 – 7:30 pm Concert in 44 days

Frank Huang & Phillip Ying Play Mozart

This concert features Frank Huang & Phillip Ying playing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante alongside conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra.

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Fri, June 9, 2023 – 8:00 pm Concert in 9 days

Schubert's “La Grande”

Angel Gil-Ordóñez appears as guest conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato (Mexico), with a program focusing on Franz Schubert’s last symphony, The Great, and an infrequent work by Ernest Bloch.

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Web series

Up close with…

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.

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More than Music

At a moment when America’s performing arts institutions are challenged not merely to continue to function, but to function in new ways, PostClassical Ensemble undertakes a series of audio/video webcasts exploring the role of music in society.

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In the press

PostClassical Ensemble Fills Stage With Falla

Concert review published on May 01, 2023 in The Georgetowner

Falla and Lorca resume their friendship in Washington to break down stereotypes about Spain

Concert review published on April 22, 2023 in El País

From PostClassical Ensemble, a wildly bold ‘Entwined: A Double Feature’

Concert review published on April 21, 2023 in DC Theater Arts

Q&A with Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Interview published on February 08, 2023 in The Georgetowner

Best of classical music in 2022

Concert review published on December 22, 2022 in The Washington Post

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New disc release

Revueltas: Redes / Copland: The City. 2 Classic Political Film Scores

My thoughts Blog

Reflections on Silvestre Revueltas

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.

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Victoria, Falla and the Spanish tradition

Tomas Luis de Victoria is a product of the Siglo de Oro (“The Golden Century”) when Spain was the dominant European nation, Philip II was the powerful Spanish king – and Victoria was Europe’s greatest composer.

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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

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