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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 20, 2022 – 7:30 pm Concert in 89 days

Mahler Fourth: A Wicked New Look

Mahler Fourth presages the emergence of jazz: the music riffs on itself throughout, replacing “classical” repetition of themes with constant variation. PostClassical Ensemble premieres a new chamber version in which the symphony’s whirling scherzo becomes a concertino for bass trombone, showcasing one of the world’s great instrumentalists, David Taylor.

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Fri, March 18, 2022 – 7:00 pm Concert in 56 days

Hope in the Night

PostClassical Ensemble celebrates composer William Dawson and features a forgotten masterpiece from this major Black symphonist.

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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

Aaron Copland And The Spirit Of Labor Day

Podcast published on September 09, 2021 on NPR's 1A

Ángel Gil-Ordóñez: “En Europa tenemos una visión muy confundida de EE.UU.”

Interview published on September 01, 2021 in La Vanguardia

Composer Bernard Herrmann Showcases His Range On PostClassical Ensemble

Disc review published on May 04, 2021 in NPR's Fresh Air

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 on La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica)

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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.

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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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