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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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Fri, August 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm in 129 days

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

Angel Gil-Ordóñez is a regular guest conductor at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. This will be his 5th appearance.

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Sat, June 1, 2019 – 7:30 pm in 67 days

Beyond Psycho: The Genius of Bernard Herrmann

As Hollywood’s most gifted composer, Bernard Herrmann scored Psycho, Vertigo, Citizen Kane, and dozens of other memorable films. But he was much more than that.

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Posted on March 23 at 3 pm

"Deep River; The Art of the Spiritual" at the Moss Arts Center

Posted on March 20 at 7 pm

Many thanks to National Public Radio for this interview about our upcoming "Deep River" at Virginia Tech. 200 singers!

There is no more quintessentially American music, than the ‘spiritual.’ First sung by enslaved African-Americans four centuries ago, today its influence is

Naxos en Español

Posted on March 18 at 1 pm

We are sooo excited about this upcoming release!! Thanks to Perspectives Ensemble and its artistic director Sato Moughalian for her relentless work to make it happen. This CD marks 20 years of collaboration with this amazing group of musicians. A great privilege for me

Atención amigos, en mayo presentamos el Amor brujo de Falla en una flamante nueva versión con la cantaora Esperanza Fernández junto al Perspectives Ensemble bajo la dirección de Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor.

Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech

Posted on March 12 at 10 am

Really looking forward to working in this Burleigh tribute with the splendid baritone and dear friend Kevin Deas, and the Blacksburg Master Chorale and VT Choirs, both beautifully prepared by their music director Dwight Bigler

We'll welcome bass-baritone Kevin Deas and members of the Blacksburg Master Chorale and VT Choirs as we present "Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual" along with PostClassical Ensemble on Sat., March 23. Join us as we take a closer look at the impact Harry Burleigh, Antonin Dvořák’s assistant, had on turning spirituals into art songs. #gobeyond

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In the press

Food, friends and music: How Angel Gil-Ordóñez would spend a free day in D.C.

Interview published on March 07, 2019 in The Washington Post

Lou Harrison and The Great American Piano Concerto – Reprised

Concert review published on February 08, 2019 in ArtsJournal

An Earful of Indonesian Inspiration

Concert review published on February 08, 2019 in The Georgetowner

Open your ears

Article published on February 04, 2019 in El País

Indonesia and the West

Concert review published on January 31, 2019 in The American Scholar

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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