Schubert's “La Grande”
Angel Gil-Ordóñez appears as guest conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato (Mexico), with a program focusing on Franz Schubert’s last symphony, The Great, and an infrequent work by Ernest Bloch.
Frank Huang & Phillip Ying Play Mozart
This concert features Frank Huang & Phillip Ying playing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante alongside conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra.
Entwined: A double feature
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s seminal chamber opera, El retablo de maese Pedro, PostClassical Ensemble and playwright / director Derek Goldman present the double feature Entwined.
Celebrate the world of the American art song
For its second Music Salon, PostClassical Ensemble and guests explore the varied landscape of the American art song, with works by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, H. Leslie Adams, Lori Laitman, Tom Cipullo, and Paquito d’Rivera.
The Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra plays Frolyak, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven
As part of Angel Gil-Ordóñez’ regular guest conducting partnership with the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, Gil-Ordóñez plays music by Ukrainian composer Bohdana Frolyak, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.
Amazing Grace: Music for the Spirit
Post-Classical Ensemble presents a stirring program for chorale and orchestra that celebrates the universal expression of the human spirit through music. Amazing Grace, perhaps the most universal of folk hymns, has inspired people all around the world for centuries. Hear versions of it woven throughout the program and join the whole ensemble at the end of the program.
Paris at Midnight: Jazz and Surrealism in the 1920s
Join PostClassical Ensemble for a screening of the classic Surrealist film Entr’acte (René Clair, 1924) with the original score by Erik Satie performed live. The program also includes film footage of Baker dancing and a tribute to jazz great Sidney Bechet. It culminates with Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G featuring soloist Drew Petersen.
Zlatomir Fung plays Elgar
22-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung, the first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, will play Edward Elgar’s Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra with the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez.
Based on Joe Horowitz’ book about the path of classical music in America, this multimedia program is a highlight of the 2022 American Voices Festival.
Mahler Fourth: A Wicked New Look
Mahler Fourth presages the emergence of jazz: the music riffs on itself throughout, replacing “classical” repetition of themes with constant variation. PostClassical Ensemble premieres a new chamber version in which the symphony’s whirling scherzo becomes a concertino for bass trombone, showcasing one of the world’s great instrumentalists, David Taylor.
Hope in the Night
PostClassical Ensemble celebrates composer William Dawson and features a forgotten masterpiece from this major Black symphonist.
The Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra plays Sciarrino, Delius, Perry and Prokofiev
As part of Angel Gil-Ordóñez’ regular guest conducting partnership with the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, Gil-Ordóñez plays Sciarrino, Delius, Perry, and Prokofiev.
Manuel de Falla in Context: The Concerto
Part of the Music from Spain: A Fall of Concerts classical music series organized by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., the concerto as a whole is a kind of condensation of the history of Spanish music.
The Souls of Black Folk: Rediscovering Black Classical Music
PostClassical Ensemble explores the roots of Black classical music, from the sorrow songs that speak to the suffering of enslaved Africans in the United States to the spiritual arrangements of composer Harry Burleigh and the musical prophecies of Antonin Dvorak.
(Re)Constructing Juan Gris
This performance by PostClassical Ensemble, produced in collaboration with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., contextualizes the music in times of the Spanish painter Juan Gris.
Schubert, Schoenberg, and Márquez
As part of Angel Gil-Ordóñez’ regular guest conducting partnership with the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, Gil-Ordóñez plays Schubert, Schoenberg, and Márquez.
PostClassical Ensemble plays Bruckner & Stravinsky
WETA Radio’s Front Row Washington presents classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles. In this episode, listen live to PostClassical Ensemble playing Bruckner & Stravinsky on September 13th at 9 pm.