Post-Classical Ensemble, now in its ninth season, is an experimental musical laboratory, testing the limits of orchestral programming.
Our tagline, “More than an Orchestra,” refers to the thematic scope and exceptional formats of our concerts, and our aspiration to embrace collaborative and educational activities not normally associated with orchestras. We aim to impact nationally and internationally.
Above all, we aim to address and cultivate an inquisitive audience, hungry for deeper engagement.
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Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 8 pm
Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton Street, NW
PostClassical celebrates the Wagner and Britten centenaries with a program featuring seraphic music by both composers, including Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll in its original version, a little-known children’s song by Wagner and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
Also: the first performance since 1898 of the children's chorus "Good Night," composed by Wagner's American disciple Anton Seidl.
A special pre-concert feature at 7 pm: Britten’s inflamed Solo Cello Suite No. 1, composed for Mstislav Rostropovich.
This season’s PostClassical immersion experience explores how Mexican Revolutionaries such as the composer Silvestre Revueltas and the painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera became agents of social and political change—and inspired Americans such as Aaron Copland, Paul Strand, and John Steinbeck.
REDES & EUGENIA LÉON:
SAT, MAY 10, 2014
Hear Mexico’s iconic Eugenia León sing songs from the Mexican Revolution. See the great Mexican film Redes (1936) with Silvestre Revueltas’ searing score performed live by a 50-piece orchestra and unforgettable cinematography by Paul Strand. American film director Martin Scorsese says of Redes, “A very special film . . . Strand brought his camera eye, . . . Zinnemann brought his tremendous sensitivity to actors, . . . and with his score Revueltas gave the film a terrific majesty and grandeur.”
(pre-concert presentation at 6:30 pm)
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Tickets: $10-$35 claricesmithcenter.umd.edu or 301.405.ARTS (2787)