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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

Sun, June 9, 2024 – 12:30 pm

Open Rehearsal with Academia Renacimiento Choruses and Orchestras

Angel Gil-Ordóñez’ annual visit to work with the students of the Academia Renacimiento/Trinitate Philharmonia culminates with a final rehearsal.

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Tue, April 16, 2024 – 7:30 pm

Beyond Category: The Concert Music of Duke Ellington

Discover a new perspective on the legendary Duke Ellington’s music as PostClassical Ensemble and Guest Curator Dr. John E. Hasse explore his diverse and lesser-known concert pieces, showcasing his groundbreaking forays into ballet, opera, film scores, Broadway musicals, and symphony orchestras.

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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

PostClassical Ensemble’s Sophisticated Ellington

Concert review published on April 29, 2024 in The Georgetowner

PostClassical Ensemble opens the new year with ‘Amazing Grace’

Concert review published on January 29, 2024 in The Washington Post

PostClassical Ensemble Surveys Architecture

Concert review published on November 30, 2023 in The Georgetowner

Music and architecture converse in PostClassical Ensemble’s ‘Bouncing Off the Walls’

Concert review published on November 18, 2023 in DC Theater Arts

Flamenco meets Anatolia: Angel Gil-Ordonez to perform in Türkiye

Concert review published on July 26, 2023 in Daily Sabah

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New disc release

Revueltas: Redes / Copland: The City. 2 Classic Political Film Scores

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

Gil-Ordoñez — one of my favorite conductors in town to watch — achieved breathtaking delicacy and clarity from the violins, and a tactile grit from the cellos and bass. He’s got an infectious enthusiasm for both the music and the musicians playing it.

Michael Andor BrodeurThe Washington Post (January 2024)

Invigorating… Gil-Ordóñez led a vital rendition

Alex RossThe New Yorker (April 2017)

(…) one of the country’s most innovative music groups – the Post-Classical Ensemble (…)

Philip KennicottThe Washington Post (February 2015)

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