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About Angel Gil-Ordóñez

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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Performances

Fri, August 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm in 74 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, July 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm in 54 days

Copland and Mexico

This program focuses on the relationship between Aaron Copland and the dynamic Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. A screening of the emotionally searing film Redes is accompanied by a live performance of the original Revueltas score.

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Posted on May 18 at 6 am

Unforgettable presentation at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid of our new Falla CD in Naxos. Esperanza Fernández and Miguel Ángel Cortés, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Benet Casablancas, Sato Moughalian, Alfredo García, and Julio Alexis Muñoz. Beautiful introductions by Alicia Gómez Navarro and Elena García de Paredes.

La Ventana de los clásicos | Manuel de Falla

Posted on May 17 at 11 pm

Muchas gracias a Carles Francino y Juan Ángel Vela del Campo por esta entrevista en la SER https://play.cadenaser.com/audio/001RD010000005554052/

En la Residencia de Estudiantes de Madrid se presenta un disco con dos de las obras más conocidas de Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo y El retablo de Maese Pedro. La falta de conocimiento de la música española en Estados Unidos motivó que en agosto del año pasado se celebraran dos conciertos en N...

Posted on May 16 at 10 am

In just a few hours. I can't wait!

"El ojo crítico-Ángel Gil Ordoñez:" Es necesario promocionar más la música española".

Posted on May 15 at 2 pm

An excellent prelude to tomorrow's event at my "alma mater", the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid. Muchas gracias Alberto Martinez Arias, a Ricardo de Cala y a "El Ojo Crítico" por la entrevista de hoy. http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/el-ojo-critico/angel-gordonez-hay-promocionar-mas-musica-espanola-rne/5212321/

"El ojo crítico-Ángel Gil Ordoñez:" Es necesario promocionar más la música española".. El ojo crítico online, completo y gratis en RTVE.es A la Carta. Todos los programas de El ojo crítico online en RTVE.es A la Carta

Ángel Gil-Ordóñez: «Es crucial que las orquestas en EEUU toquen música española»

Posted on May 15 at 7 am

Muchas gracias David Alandete por esta entrevista https://www.abc.es/cultura/abci-angel-gil-ordonez-crucial-orquestas-eeuu-toquen-musica-espanola-201905150126_noticia.html

El director artístico y musical de PostClassical Ensemble versiona piezas de Manuel de Falla en un nuevo disco que presenta en Madrid este jueves

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New disc release

Falla: El amor brujo (1915 original version) / El retablo de Maese Pedro

In the press

Gil-Ordóñez’ Wonderful de Falla

Disc review published on April 10, 2019 in The Art Music Lounge

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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