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.
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A co-presentation of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Georgetown University, and PostClassical Ensemble
Friday, April 19, 2013, at 7:30 pm
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
3500 R St. NW
Free admission for students from Georgetown University and Duke Ellington School with school ID, but reservations are recommended.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Chorus. Conducted by Steven Allen
The combined orchestras of Duke Ellington School of the Arts Orchestra and Georgetown University. Conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Harry T. Burleigh and Plantation Song – a choral concert with commentary and a visual presentation
Dvorak’s New World Symphony – a symphonic concert with commentary and a visual presentation
This unique program explores Dvorak’s prophecy that American music would ultimately be founded upon “Negro melodies.” Dvorak’s African-American assistant Harry T. Burleigh pioneered in bringing spirituals into the concert hall. Dvorak’s New World Symphony pioneered in infusing concert music with the riches of African-American and Native American culture.