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Lecture: The Orchestra Conductor of the XXI Century and the Orchestra of the Future
Angel Gil-Ordóñez is Music Director of DC’s PostClassical Ensemble, Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra. He also serves as lead advisor for Trinitate Philharmonia, a program in León, Mexico modeled on Venezuela’s El Sistema. Mr. Gil-Ordóñez is a regular guest conductor at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. He has appeared as guest conductor with the American Composers Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Pacific Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The former Associate Conductor of Spain’s National Symphony Orchestra, Gil-Ordóñez received the Royal Order of Queen Isabella, the country’s highest civilian decoration, for his devotion to sharing Spanish culture with the world. He has recorded seven albums for Naxos, including PostClassical Ensemble’s three DVDs featuring classic 1930s films with newly recorded soundtracks by Aaron Copland, Silvestre Revueltas, and Virgil Thomson. To learn more about Gil-Ordóñez’ work, visit gilordonez.com