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 May 22 at 3 pm
Mexico anyone? Very happy to present the new Falla CD in the company of my admired maestro Antoni Ros Marbá, stage director Sergio Vela, and Naxos en Español director Philippe Adelfang. Everything as part of the 10th anniversary of Trinitate Philarmonia/Academia Renacimiento, an orchestral program for underprivileged children of which I am honored to serve as its artistic and educational advisor.
Posted on May 22 at 12 pm
Muchas gracias Gonzalo Alonso https://www.beckmesser.com/angel-gil-ordonez-lanza-disco-falla/
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.
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...
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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