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Wed, September 18, 2019 – 8:00 pm Concert in 2 days

Tate, Shostakovich, and Haydn at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music

Simon Music Center, Auer Hall, 1201 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47405

Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts music by Jerod Tate, Shostakovich, and Haydn performed by the advanced students of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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Wed, October 16, 2019 – 7:30 pm Concert in 30 days

Native American Inspirations: From Spillville to Pine Ridge

The Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

In this unprecedented 125-year overview of music inspired by the Native American experience, our topic is the controversial relationship between Native America and American identity — then and now.

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2018-2019 season

Thu, September 5, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Screening of Redes followed by a discussion

Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

Before the screening of the film Redes (1935), one of the early examples of Mexico’s Golden Age of cinema, musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago will perform Revueltas’ String Quartet No. 2. Stay after the film for a Q&A with Angel Gil-Ordóñez, who conducted the PostClassical Ensemble in the recording of the score.

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Thu, August 22, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Music and Migration: The Spiritual in White America

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009

In conjunction with the Phillips’s exhibition The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, PostClassical Ensemble presents two programs of music, readings, commentary, and visual art.

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Thu, August 15, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Music and Migration: The Reinvention of Arnold Schoenberg

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009

In conjunction with the Phillips’s exhibition The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, PostClassical Ensemble presents two programs of music, readings, commentary, and visual art.

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Fri, August 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

Brunswick Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011, EE. UU.

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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Wed, July 31, 2019 – 11:00 am

The Orchestra Conductor of the XXI Century and the Orchestra of the Future

Studzinki Rehearsal Room, 12 Campus Road S Brunswick, ME 04011

What is the function of the conductor? How has this function evolved until our day. Are orchestras adapting to the audiences of the XXIst century? In this lecture, Music Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez discusses these matters and show video clips of great conductors of the past in rehearsals and performances.

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Sat, July 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Copland and Mexico

Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Ln, Brevard, NC 28712

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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Sat, June 1, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Beyond Psycho: The Genius of Bernard Herrmann

The Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

As Hollywood’s most gifted composer, Bernard Herrmann scored Psycho, Vertigo, Citizen Kane, and dozens of other memorable films. But he was much more than that.

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Sun, May 12, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Annapolis Symphony Academy Ensemble Concert

Temple Beth Shalom, 1461 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, Arnold, MD, 21012

Conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez, the Annapolis Symphony Academy Ensemble performs works by Bartok, Grieg, and Elgar.

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Sat, April 13, 2019 – 8:00 pm

Winners of the 2018 Georgetown University Orchestra Concerto Competition

Gaston Hall - Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057

The winners of the 2018 edition of the Georgetown University Orchestra Concerto Competition perform accompanied by the orchestra. PostClassical Ensemble’s principals David Jones and Philippe Chao join the celebration.

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Sat, March 23, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual

Moss Arts Center, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Virginia Tech, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24060

This performance is an homage to singer and composer Harry Burleigh, and his most celebrated work Deep River.

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Tue, February 19, 2019 – 6:30 pm

PostClassical Ensemble Annual Gala 2019

Embassy of Armenia, 2225 R St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Join us for an evening celebrating Armenian art & music. Tchaikovsky International Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan will perform works by Bach, Ligeti, and Khudoyan. And he’ll partner with PCE Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate in the sizzling finale of Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello.

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Wed, January 23, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

This unique mega-event, which will transform Washington National Cathedral’s Great Nave into an exotic cultural kaleidoscope, includes both Javanese and Balinese gamelan with dancers, archival films, and much more.

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Sat, December 8, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Redes

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Calle 2 No. 411, La Habana, Cuba

A 50-piece orchestra conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez performs Silvestre Revueltas’ searing score for the Mexican film masterpiece Redes (1936).

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Sun, November 18, 2018 – 5:00 pm

Lenny at 100. A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial

Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057

The GU Concert Choir joins the University Orchestra to perform works by Leonard Bernstein for the centennial of his birth.

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Wed, October 31, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Britten and Mozart at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music

Simon Music Center, Auer Hall, 1201 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47405

Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts the most exclusive orchestra of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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2017-2018 season

Sun, August 26, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Falla!

Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street. New York, NY 10002

Perspectives Ensemble collaborates with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audiovisual and musical experience that transports you on a multimedia journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.

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Sat, August 25, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Two Masterpieces by Manuel de Falla

Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 NY-23A, Hunter, NY 12442

Perspectives Ensemble collaborates with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audiovisual and musical experience that transports you on a multimedia journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.

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Fri, August 3, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Itamar Zorman plays Dvořák

Brunswick Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011

Violinist Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition and a recipient of the 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Award and the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, performs Dvořák’s Violin Concerto under the direction of Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

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Fri, July 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Narek Hakhnazaryan plays Tchaikovsky

Brunswick Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011

Armenian-born and internationally renowned cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan plays Tchaikovsky’s concerto-like Rococo Variations under the direction of Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

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Sat, April 21, 2018 – 3:00 pm

The Star of Ethiopia: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Historic Visits to D.C. (1904-1910)

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, O St NW & 37th St, Washington, DC 20007

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was a black British composer who catapulted to fame with his 1898 oratorio Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast.

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Sat, March 31, 2018 – 2:00 pm

The New Babylon: The Soviet silent film classic with Shostakovich’s score

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This astonishing culminating achievement of the Soviet silent film era is an historical epic both whimsical and tragic, set during the 1871 Paris Commune. It is the first of Shostakovich’s historic collaborations with filmmaker Grigori Kozintsev —a relationship ending with their epochal King Lear of 1971.

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Sun, March 18, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Mozart's Gran Partita

Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 E. 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company’s Artistic Director Igal Perry presents the world premiere of his newest full-length work featuring Mozart’s soaring score for wind ensemble, played live by students from the Manhattan School of Music and conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

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Wed, February 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Harry Burleigh (1866-1949) is a forgotten hero of American music. Antonin Dvorak’s assistant in New York City from 1892 to 1895, Burleigh was subsequently the composer/singer most responsible for turning spirituals into art songs. His Deep River (1915), a sensation in its day, took an obscure upbeat spiritual and turned it into the reverent song made famous by Burleigh, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson and countless others.

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Thu, December 7, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Music in Wartime: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

For Pearl Harbor Day, we juxtapose three galvanizing musical responses to World War II by Dmitri Shostakovich, Arnold Schoenberg, and Hanns Eisler. With the Cathedral Choir and members of PCE conducted by Michael McCarthy and Angel Gil-Ordóñez. This program includes film clips of Pearl Harbor, the Siege of Leningrad, and FDR’s declaration of war on Japan. The concert begins with a wartime Eisler/Brecht workers’ song sung as a processional.

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Sun, December 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Celebrate The Messiah

Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

The Music and Creative Arts Ministry of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will host its 41st presentation of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5 pm. Leading the performance will be Spanish-born guest conductor Angel Gil-Ordoñez, Music Director for Washington, D.C.’s adventurous PostClassical Ensemble and also the Georgetown University Orchestra. This performance marks first time in the church’s history that the ministry of music has partnered with both institutions for the annual Handel’s Messiah performance.

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Sun, November 19, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Richard Wagner’s Parsifal and The Valkyrie

Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057

The Georgetown University Orchestra, in collaboration with the Wagner Society of Washington DC (WSWDC), presents a selection of musical excerpts from Parsifal and The Valkyrie. With the participation of bass baritone Kevin Deas and tenor William Green, alumnus of The American Wagner Project (a partnership of WSWDC with Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices).

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Thu, October 19, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The Russian Experiment

Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

PostClassical Ensemble and American University’s Carmel Institute of Russian History & Culture present The Russian Experiment: Soviet Culture of the twenties with pianist Vladimir Feltsman.

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Want to know more about Gil-Ordóñez? Listen to WWFM’s series of podcast for a deep dive into his work with PostClassical Ensemble and what motivates and fascinates him as a conductor.