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Performances

2023-2024

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

The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

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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Wed, April 10, 2024 – 8:00 pm

The Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra plays Beethoven, Martinů, and Revueltas

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

As part of Angel Gil-Ordóñez’ regular guest conducting partnership with the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, Gil-Ordóñez conducts music by Beethoven, Martinů, and Revueltas.

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Sun, February 25, 2024 – 11:00 pm

The Anxious Ear: Seven Deadly Sins

National Gallery of Art, West Building, Main Floor – West Garden Court, 6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20565

As part of the exhibit “The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and its Legacy,” PostClassical Ensemble presents a program with works by Schoenberg and Weill.

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Wed, January 10, 2024 – 7:30 pm

Amazing Grace: In Paradisum

The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

PostClassical Ensemble’s seasonal favorite returns with a 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.

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Thu, November 16, 2023 – 7:30 pm

Bouncing Off The Walls: Music and Architecture

The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Join PostClassical Ensemble for Bouncing off the Walls: Music and Architecture, a concert which explores the complex relation between the two art forms, from music that was specifically written for particular buildings to early 20th-century modernist efforts to reduce both forms to their elemental materials.

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Thu, October 12, 2023 – 8:30 pm

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Bilkent Konser Salonu, Üniversiteler, 1598. Cd. No:1, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey

This concert in Ankara, Turkey, celebrates the National Day of Spain with a program featuring two emblematic works by Manuel de Falla, and closing with with Ferit Tüzün’s Çayda çıra.

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2022-2023

Thu, July 27, 2023 – 8:00 pm

A Celebration in Ankara

Bilkent Konser Salonu, Üniversiteler, 1598. Cd. No:1, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey

This concert in Ankara, Turkey, celebrates the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union (July-December 2023) with a program featuring how the traditional folklore and and popular music has influenced some classical composers in Spain and Turkey.

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Fri, July 14, 2023 – 7:30 pm

Frank Huang & Phillip Ying Play Mozart

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

This concert features Frank Huang & Phillip Ying playing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante alongside conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra.

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Fri, June 9, 2023 – 8:00 pm

Schubert's “La Grande”

Teatro Principal de Guanajuato, Mesón de San Antonio, Alonso #12, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., México

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.

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Wed, April 19, 2023 – 7:30 pm

Entwined: A double feature

Theater at the The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

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.

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Mon, March 13, 2023 – 5:30 pm

Celebrate the world of the American art song

The Hay-Adams, 800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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.

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Wed, March 8, 2023 – 8:00 pm

The Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra plays Frolyak, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven

Auer Hall, 200 Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405

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.

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Wed, January 11, 2023 – 7:30 pm

Amazing Grace: Music for the Spirit

Theater at the The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

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.

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Wed, November 9, 2022 – 7:30 pm

Paris at Midnight: Jazz and Surrealism in the 1920s

Theater at the The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

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.

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