Skip to content

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.

learn more about Angel

Concerts and presentations

Sun, February 7, 2021

Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Violin and Percussion

In this online streamed concert, PostClassical Ensemble musicians, reunited for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, play Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Violin and Percussion, which may well be the most formidable ever composed by an American.

Learn more about this concert

Thu, January 21, 2021

The Chairman Mixes: The Baton and The Martini

The Chairman Mixes is a series of chats with cocktail pairings. In this first episode, Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, PostClassical Ensemble’s conductor and music director, joins Douglas Rathbun, PCE’s board chair, looking into the conductor as a profession. The discussion is paired with the 1888 recipe of the classic Martini cocktail.

Learn more about this presentation

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.

Learn more about this online program

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.

Learn more about this online program


In the press

The Chairman Mixes: The Baton and The Martini

Video published on January 21, 2021

Ángel Gil-Ordoñez y PostClassical Ensemble

Podcast published on December 17, 2020 in La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica)

HERRMANN: Whitman. Souvenirs de Voyage. Psycho

Disc review published on December 01, 2020 in Scherzo

Entrevistas: Ángel Gil-Ordóñez

Interview published on December 01, 2020 in Scherzo

Maestros cantores

Podcast published on November 14, 2020 in RNE's Radio Clásica

Follow me on Facebook

New disc release

Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975): Whitman – Souvenirs de voyage – Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra

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.

Keep reading

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.

Keep reading

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

read more reviews