-Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
- Alex Ross, The New Yorker
“One of the country’s most innovative musical groups.”
- Phillip Kennicott, The Washington Post
Angel Gil-Ordóñez watched from the audience at Madrid’s Teatro Real in 1978 as renowned conductor Sergiu Celibidache masterfully led the London Symphony Orchestra. In awe of the conductor’s frenetic passion, tension, and the sound he was able to elicit from the musicians, Gil-Ordóñez had a revelation—he wanted to become a conductor.
PCE Executive Director Joseph Horowitz has long been a pioneer in classical music programming, beginning with his tenure as Artistic Advisor for the annual Schubertiade at the 92nd Street Y. As Executive Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, resident orchestra of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, he received national attention in the 1990s for “The Russian Stravinsky,” “American Transcendentalists,” ...