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Performances

2019-2020 season

Wed, March 4, 2020 – 7:30 pm

An Armenian Odyssey: The Color of Pomegranates

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

The Armenian Festival introduces D.C. audiences to the singular Armenian/Syrian artist Kevork Mourad (winner of Germany’s 2019 Robert Bosch Stiftung prize for animation), who creates animated artwork in real time in response to live music.

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Sat, January 25, 2020 – 8:00 pm

World premiere of Aaron Travers' Yellowwood for orchestra and video

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

Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts the world premiere of Aaron Travers’ Yellowwood for orchestra and video, performed by the advanced students of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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Thu, December 5, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Spanish music in Havana

Obrapía 311, Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba

Angel Gil-Ordóñez directs the Orquesta del Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana in this program of Spanish music celebrates the 500 years of Havana’s foundation.

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Sun, November 24, 2019 – 5:00 pm

Beethoven! A Sestercentennial celebration of his birth

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

The Georgetown University Concert Choir and Orchestra join forces to perform works of Ludwig Van Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth, featuring an audience sing-along on the Ode to Joy.

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Wed, October 16, 2019 – 7:30 pm

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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Wed, September 18, 2019 – 8:00 pm

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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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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2018-2019 season

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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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.