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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 137 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, January 11, 2023 – 7:30 pm Concert in 39 days

Amazing Grace: Music for the Spirit

Post-Classical Ensemble presents a stirring program for chorale and orchestra that celebrates the universal expression of the human spirit through music. Amazing Grace, perhaps the most universal of folk hymns, has inspired people all around the world for centuries. Hear versions of it woven throughout the program and join the whole ensemble at the end of the program.

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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

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

Symphonische Filmmusik oder, ohne Bild, richtige Tondichtungen

Disc review published on March 12, 2022 in Pizzicato

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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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