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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

Sun, August 26, 2018 – 7:00 pm in 40 days

El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician) and Master Peter's Puppet Show

Perspectives Ensemble collaborates with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audiovisual and musical experience that transports you on a multimedia journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.

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Sat, August 25, 2018 – 8:00 pm in 39 days

Two Masterpieces by the Great Spanish Composer Manuel de Falla

Perspectives Ensemble collaborates with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audiovisual and musical experience that transports you on a multimedia journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.

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Ángel Gil-Ordóñez: «Infravaloramos a nuestras audiencias y lo que hay que hacer es retarlas» - Konpartitu | La música sin etiquetas

Posted on July 13 at 10 am

Muchas gracias a Carlos Pérez Cruz por esta magnífica entrevista. https://konpartitu.com/angel-gil-ordonez-infravaloramos-a-nuestras-audiencias-y-lo-que-hay-que-hacer-es-retarlas/

El maestro madrileño cumple 25 años de carrera en Estados Unidos, donde trabaja como profesor en la Universidad de Georgetown y dirige desde 2003 el PostClassical Ensemble. Iban a ser un par de años y de momento lleva casi veinticinco. Aterrizó en Nueva York el 6 de diciembre de 1993 «con la id...

Bowdoin International Music Festival

Posted on July 12 at 2 pm

Talking with Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor: How does the student orchestra, which is newly formed each summer, prepare to perform with a renowned soloist in only three rehearsals?

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Posted on July 11 at 12 pm

Thanks Acadia Mezzofanti for the recent pictures at Bowdoin International Music Festival. Bravo again to cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and the Festival Orchestra.

Posted on July 7 at 12 am

Spectacular rendition last night of Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" by Narek Hakhnazaryan. The Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra did an amazing job. Bravo to all! A treat to be back at the festival.

Bowdoin International Music Festival

Posted on July 6 at 11 am

Looking forward to tonight's "Rococo Variations". Working this week with the phenomenal cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan has been great. The Festival Orchestra sounds better every year. Bravo to the directors of the festival David and Philip Ying!

Tonight at 7:30PM! Call 207-373-1400 for tickets!

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In the press

PostClassical Revels in Music of Revueltas

Podcast published on April 20, 2018 in WWFM Classical

Doppelgängers What does Schubert sound like on a jazzy bass trombone?

Article published on February 01, 2018 in The American Scholar

At the altar of change. PostClassical Becomes Ensemble-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral

Article published on December 21, 2017 in The Washington Diplomat

Schubert 'Uncorked'

Podcast published on December 15, 2017 in WWFM Classical

PostClassical Ensemble takes up new Cathedral residence with music of protest

Concert review published on December 11, 2017 in The Washington Post

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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