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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

Fri, July 9, 2021 – 7:30 pm

L'Histoire du Soldat and Berlin Suite 1920: Two Tales for Today

PostClassical Ensemble is joined by award-winning actor Edward Gero to present a striking new version of the Stravinsky classic A Soldier’s Tale with a modern-day moral: Save The Arts! The program also features Daniel Schnyder’s Berlin Suite 1920, in which the gaiety and angst of the Roaring Twenties resonate today.

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Sat, May 8, 2021 – 6:30 pm + Sun, May 9, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Igor Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du Soldat: A Story for Today

PostClassical Ensemble is joined by world-renowned trombonist David Taylor and award-winning actor Edward Gero, in a new imagining of the Stravinsky classic with a new moral: #SAVETHEARTS.

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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

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 in La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica)

HERRMANN: Whitman. Souvenirs de Voyage. Psycho

Disc review published on December 01, 2020 in Scherzo

Entrevistas: Ángel Gil-Ordóñez

Interview published on December 01, 2020 in Scherzo

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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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