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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

Wed, April 19, 2023 – 7:30 pm Concert in 70 days

Entwined: A double feature

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s seminal chamber opera, El retablo de maese Pedro, PostClassical Ensemble and playwright / director Derek Goldman present the double feature Entwined.

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Wed, March 8, 2023 – 8:00 pm Concert in 28 days

The Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra plays Frolyak, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven

As part of Angel Gil-Ordóñez’ regular guest conducting partnership with the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, Gil-Ordóñez plays music by Ukrainian composer Bohdana Frolyak, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.

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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

Best of classical music in 2022

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

A master class in French surrealism from the PostClassical Ensemble

Concert review published on November 10, 2022 in The Washington Post

PostClassical Ensemble gives Mahler’s 4th symphony ‘A Wicked New Look’

Concert review published on April 21, 2022 in The Washington Post

At "Hope in the Night," PostClassical Ensemble gives a Black composer an overdue spotlight

Concert review published on March 24, 2022 in The Washington Post

Gil-Ordóñez Conducts Revueltas & Copland

Disc review published on March 14, 2022 in The Art Music Lounge

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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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