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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

Tue, November 30, 2021 – 7:00 pm

Manuel de Falla in Context: The Concerto

Part of the Music from Spain: A Fall of Concerts classical music series organized by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., the concerto as a whole is a kind of condensation of the history of Spanish music.

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Sun, November 14, 2021 – 5:00 pm

The Souls of Black Folk: Rediscovering Black Classical Music

PostClassical Ensemble explores the roots of Black classical music, from the sorrow songs that speak to the suffering of enslaved Africans in the United States to the spiritual arrangements of composer Harry Burleigh and the musical prophecies of Antonin Dvorak.

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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

Aaron Copland And The Spirit Of Labor Day

Podcast published on September 09, 2021 on NPR's 1A

Ángel Gil-Ordóñez: “En Europa tenemos una visión muy confundida de EE.UU.”

Interview published on September 01, 2021 in La Vanguardia

Composer Bernard Herrmann Showcases His Range On PostClassical Ensemble

Disc review published on May 04, 2021 in NPR's Fresh Air

The Chairman Mixes: The Baton and The Martini

Video published on January 21, 2021

Ángel Gil-Ordoñez y PostClassical Ensemble

Podcast published on December 17, 2020 on La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica)

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New disc release

Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975): Whitman – Souvenirs de voyage – Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra

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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