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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 100 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 80 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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Naxos en Español

Posted on April 21 at 12 pm

Gracias Naxos!

Angel Gil-Ordóñez Lecture - Bowdoin Music Festival

Posted on April 10 at 1 pm

Very happy to talk about conducting at Bowdoin International Music Festival besides accompanying three extraordinary soloists in Beethoven's Triple Concerto https://www.bowdoinfestival.org/event/angel-gil-ordonez-lecture/

Lecture: The Orchestra Conductor of the XXI Century and the Orchestra of the Future Angel Gil-Ordóñez is Music Director of DC’s PostClassical Ensemble, Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra. He also serves as le...

[8.573890] Falla's excerpt of El amor brujo: Act I - Ritual Fire Dance (Angel Gil-Ordonez)

Posted on April 9 at 10 am

Manuel de Falla is renowned as the greatest Spanish composer of the early 20th century, melding diverse stylistic, folk or literary influences into distincti...

WWFM - The Classical Network

Posted on April 5 at 6 pm

Tonight's Friday concert broadcast comes from PostClassical Ensemble. Listen at 8 pm at wwfm.org. Before that, catch Picture Perfect at 6 pm as Classic Ross Amico surveys music from films based on Classical mythology. And Distant Mirror at 10 pm features several of the Cantigas of Santa Maria from the 13th century court of Alfonso X at 10 pm. New music, #Baroquemusic and more all weekend more!

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Conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez Embraces Sublime Experience With Classical Music

Interview published on April 04, 2019 in Classical Post

Angel of Music

Interview published on April 01, 2019 in Modern Luxury

Food, friends and music: How Angel Gil-Ordóñez would spend a free day in D.C.

Interview published on March 07, 2019 in The Washington Post

Lou Harrison and The Great American Piano Concerto – Reprised

Concert review published on February 08, 2019 in ArtsJournal

An Earful of Indonesian Inspiration

Concert review published on February 08, 2019 in The Georgetowner

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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