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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 196 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 134 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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The Pink Line Project

Posted on January 16 at 10 am

Many thanks to our dear friend Philippa Hughes and her Pink Line Project for featuring our upcoming “The Gamelan Experience” at The Washington National Cathedral

PostClassical Ensemble Hosts Indonesia Gamelan Experience at Washington Cathedral

Posted on January 12 at 6 pm

Many thanks to Kate Oczypok and The Washington Diplomat for the interview about our upcoming "Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience"

The Indonesian gamelan will be the centerpiece of PostClassical Ensemble’s latest musical creation, “Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience,” on Jan. 23 at the Washington National Cathedral. The gamelan, a traditional music ensemble made up primarily of percussive instruments, has been descri...

Naxos en Español

Posted on January 9 at 12 pm

Muchas gracias Naxos en Español and Philippe Adelfang for including in your news Gramophone's feature about our upcoming CD with Perspectives Ensemble

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Posted on January 2 at 3 pm

Many thanks to Gramophone for featuring in its "In the Studio" section our upcoming Naxos CD with Perspectives Ensemble, Sato Moughalian, Esperanza Fernández, Alfredo García, Jennifer Zetlan, Jorge Garza, and Kevork Mourad. An excellent way to start the year. Happy 2019 to all!

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In the press

PostClassical Ensemble Hosts Indonesia Gamelan Experience at Washington Cathedral

Article published on January 13, 2019 in The Washington Diplomat

In the Studio

Article published on January 01, 2019 in Gramophone

Mirador Cultural TV's Hugo Almanza interviews Ángel Gil-Ordoñez

Video published on December 19, 2018 in Mirador Cultural TV

DC-based Conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez brings Classical Music to the 40th Annual Havana Film Festival

Article published on December 07, 2018 in DC Metro Theater Arts


Concert review published on August 27, 2018 in The New Yorker

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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