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ANGEL GIL-ORDONEZ

The former associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Spain, PostClassical Ensemble Music Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez has conducted symphonic music, opera and ballet throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America. In the United States, he has appeared with the American Composers Orchestra, Opera Colorado, the Pacific Symphony, the Hartford Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the National Gallery Orchestra in Washington. Abroad, he has been heard with the Munich Philharmonic, the Solistes de Berne, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and at the Bellas Artes National Theatre in Mexico City. In 2006, the king of Spain awarded Angel Gil-Ordóñez the country’s highest civilian decoration, the Royal Order of Queen Isabella, for his work performing and teaching Spanish music in its cultural context. Gil-Ordóñez is principal guest conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble (with which he has recorded the music of Xavier Montsalvatge for Naxos (8.573101)), and music director of the Georgetown University Orchestra in DC. He also serves as advisor for a programme in Leon, Mexico, modelled on Venezuela’s El Sistema.

For more information, please visit postclassical.com and http://chesapeakeartists.com/Angel_Gil-Ordonez.html.

News Links
Read the excellent reviews of the ensemble’s presentation at Strathmore of The Story of the First African American Opera Company in The Washington Post and The Washington Times.
The Naxos DVD films The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1938) was discussed on NPR’s Weekend Edition. There is an accompanying web page on NPR.org, with video clips of the films, production stills, and other internet material related to the DVD.
WETA public broadcasting for Greater Washington, has a music-laced conversation with PCE Artistic Director Angel Gil-Ordoñez. To listen, click here.
The Washington Post (10/14/07) has an interview with the founders of the PostClassical Ensemble.
Read a review in the Financial Times of PCE’s “Artists in Exile” concert program.

Upcoming Engagements (PostClassical Ensemble 2013/2014)

Read recent reviews on Mr Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
AMERICAN SPIRIT (The): Roots and Transformations Naxos 8.505233


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