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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 45 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 25 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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PostClassical Ensemble: The Reinvention of Arnold Schoenberg

Posted on June 17 at 3 pm

Very happy to announce the first of two performances In August in conjunction with the Phillips Colection’s exhibition "The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement". PostClassical Ensemble presents two programs of music, readings, commentary, and visual art. https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2019-08-15-thursday-concerts-postclassical

PostClassical Ensemble explores the parallels between Schoenberg's development of non-tonal music and Kandinsky's ethos of non-representational painting. The program also explores Schoenberg and Kurt Weill's experience as émigré composers in the US through their musical responses to Pearl Harbor.

Bowdoin International Music Festival

Posted on June 13 at 6 pm

Looking forward to accompanying these excellent soloists with the Festival Orchestra!

On August 2nd the stage is set one last time for our season finale, beginning with Weber’s courtly collection of waltzes, written for his newlywed. The violists enjoy their time in the limelight with Bach’s festive concerto and its own dance-like Finale. At last, the Orchestra is joined by not one but three soloists for Beethoven’s grand Triple Concerto! TICKETS: https://tinyurl.com/y5w2fotu

Academia Renacimiento y Trinitate Philharmonia

Posted on June 11 at 9 pm

Wonderful memories of Manuel de Falla's Naxos CD's presentation last week. In the best company ever: Antoni Ros-Marbà, Sergio Vela, Raymond Bisha, Philippe Adelfang, Maria Cortina. Many thanks to Juan Carlos Gomez and Graciela Orozco for their hospitality at Academia Renacimiento/Trinitate Philharmonia

Posted on June 10 at 7 pm

The new generation of “Trinitates” https://trinitatephilharmonia.org/

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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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