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.
Angel Gil-Ordóñez is a regular guest conductor at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. This will be his 5th appearance.
Posted on June 17 at 3 pm
Very happy to announce the first of two performances In August in conjunction with the Phillips Colection’s exhibition "The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement". PostClassical Ensemble presents two programs of music, readings, commentary, and visual art. https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2019-08-15-thursday-concerts-postclassical
PostClassical Ensemble explores the parallels between Schoenberg's development of non-tonal music and Kandinsky's ethos of non-representational painting. The program also explores Schoenberg and Kurt Weill's experience as émigré composers in the US through their musical responses to Pearl Harbor.
Posted on June 13 at 6 pm
Looking forward to accompanying these excellent soloists with the Festival Orchestra!
On August 2nd the stage is set one last time for our season finale, beginning with Weber’s courtly collection of waltzes, written for his newlywed. The violists enjoy their time in the limelight with Bach’s festive concerto and its own dance-like Finale. At last, the Orchestra is joined by not one but three soloists for Beethoven’s grand Triple Concerto! TICKETS: https://tinyurl.com/y5w2fotu
Posted on June 12 at 8 pm
Copland and Revueltas next! Brevard (NC) anyone? https://secure.brevardmusic.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=2D08B5B0-329D-4FB4-9C9A-9B04FF46EA0C&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=287E0D7F-6FF6-4135-9877-B2917A759C65
2019-07-13T19:30:00.000, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC
Posted on June 11 at 9 pm
Wonderful memories of Manuel de Falla's Naxos CD's presentation last week. In the best company ever: Antoni Ros-Marbà, Sergio Vela, Raymond Bisha, Philippe Adelfang, Maria Cortina. Many thanks to Juan Carlos Gomez and Graciela Orozco for their hospitality at Academia Renacimiento/Trinitate Philharmonia
Posted on June 10 at 7 pm
The new generation of “Trinitates” https://trinitatephilharmonia.org/
New disc release
In the press
My thoughts Blog
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.
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.
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