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About Angel Gil-Ordóñez

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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Performances

Sun, August 26, 2018 – 7:00 pm in 8 days

El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician) and Master Peter's Puppet Show

Perspectives Ensemble collaborates with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audiovisual and musical experience that transports you on a multimedia journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.

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Sat, August 25, 2018 – 8:00 pm in 7 days

Two Masterpieces by the Great Spanish Composer Manuel de Falla

Perspectives Ensemble collaborates with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audiovisual and musical experience that transports you on a multimedia journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.

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Falla! A multimedia performance on Manuel de Falla's works

Posted on August 13 at 12 pm

New York friends. Coming up soon. Don't miss it! https://www.spainculture.us/city/new-york/falla-a-multimedia-performance-on-manuel-de-falla-works/

Perspectives Ensemble, conducted by Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, performs two Manuel de Falla’s masterpieces with animation artist Kevork Mourad.

Foundation for Iberian Music

Posted on August 9 at 4 pm

Great memories of these premieres. Bravo Benet Casablancas!

Columna Música released an anthology of works by our colleague Benet Casablancas. The album includes a bonus DVD with four hours of concert and documentary footage, including the three NYC premieres given by Perspectives Ensemble!

Photos from Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor's post

Posted on August 6 at 4 pm

Amazing playing last Friday by Itamar Zorman and the Bowdoin Festival Orchestra. Thanks to Acadia Mezzofanti for the beautiful pictures

Itamar Zorman

Posted on August 3 at 2 pm

Dvorak Violin Concerto LIVE STREAM tonight from 7:30pm ET, from the closing concert of this Summer's Bowdoin International Music Festival. Watch it as it happens at the link below. Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor, and an orchestra comprised of festival students and faculty will join me in playing this beautiful piece, which starts with melancholy and ends with a joyous Slavonic dance. Mozart's D major quintet will open the program, and then the Dvorak will be on a bit after 8pm.

Bowdoin International Music Festival

Posted on August 2 at 1 pm

Only 5 seats left!! Itamar is an amazing musician and the Bowdoin Festival Orchestra is totally engaged and energized. Why don’t we hear more often this most beautiful concerto by Dvorak! Friends in Maine, don’t miss it.

Only FIVE seats are left for tomorrow's performance of Itamar Zorman plays Dvořák. Call the Box Office NOW to get your tickets! 207-373-1400

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In the press

Ángel Gil-Ordóñez: Infravaloramos a nuestras audiencias y lo que hay que hacer es retarlas

Interview published on July 09, 2018 in Konpartitu Magazine

PostClassical Revels in Music of Revueltas

Podcast published on April 20, 2018 in WWFM Classical

Doppelgängers What does Schubert sound like on a jazzy bass trombone?

Article published on February 01, 2018 in The American Scholar

At the altar of change. PostClassical Becomes Ensemble-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral

Article published on December 21, 2017 in The Washington Diplomat

Schubert 'Uncorked'

Podcast published on December 15, 2017 in WWFM Classical

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. Consider the internationally popular Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. The fact that Almodóvar is so unusual, so local (not just to Spain, but to Madrid), so true to his own vicinity in rendering feeling and experience – this is what makes him so universal. The more I studied the composers of Spain, the more I was able to appreciate the German or French repertoire – or, in the case of tonight’s concert, the music of Mexico.

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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. He was born in Avila in 1548. He went to Rome as a young man and was befriended by Palestrina – the leading Italian church composer of the time. He succeeded Palestrina at the Roman Seminary in 1571 and was ordained a priest four years later. But he yearned to return to Spain, which he did some time in the 1590s as chaplain to the widowed sister of Philip II, living in a convent. He died in 1611, having in effect retired from the world.

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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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