2012-13 Season

Interpreting Shostakovich

Interpreting Shostakovich

This three-week festival— interpreting Shostakovich the man, Shostakovich the composer, and specific Shostakovich compositions—comprises three concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Dumbarton Concerts, and Georgetown University, as well as four film events at the National Gallery. The participants include Solomon Volkov, author of Shostakovich’s memoirs; and the eminent British filmmaker Tony Palmer (“No one makes better films about musicians”—The London Times); film historian Peter Rollberg; and music historian Roy Guenther.

National Gallery of Art
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Dumbarton Concerts
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Dmitri Berlinski, violin; Andrey Tchkmazov, cello; George Vatchnadze, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer.

PostClasical Book Club. George Washington University
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:30 am
An exclusive encounter with the celebrated Russian emigrée writer and music historian, Solomon Volkov.
Roy Guenther, host. Josseph Horowitz, moderator.

Friday Music Series. Georgetown University
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm
A Shostakovich lecture/recital featuring violinist Oleg Rylatko, concertmaster
of PCE.

Film Events at the National Gallery of Art
(all films scored by Shostakovich)
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 at  2:30 pm: King Lear (1971), plus Shostakovich choral works sung by Georgetown University Chamber Singers (Frederick Binkholder, conductor)
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm: Hamlet (1964),plus Shostakovich Satires, performed by Irina Mozleva (soprano) and Vera Danchenko-Stern (piano)
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012 at  4:30 pm: Five Days, Five Nights (1960)
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm: Tony Palmer’s Testimony (1988) with Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich. Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer. (Gold Medal, 1987 New York Film and Television Festival)
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012 at 4 pm: Song of the Rivers (1954)

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Dvořák and America

Dvořák and America

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
Tickets for March 1: $35 ($10 students). Box office 301-405-ARTS.

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Dvořák’s American sojourn (1892–95) is one of the most amazing chapters in the history of classical music in the United States. During this brief period he composed his best-known symphony, string quartet and concerto. And he uttered his most famous, influential and controversial words, that a “great and noble school” of American music would be founded upon “Negro melodies.”

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“Dvořák and America”
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Dekelboum Hall
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone; Benjamin Pasternack, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Tickets: $35 ($10 students).

Works by Dvořák, Horowitz and Bekerman

Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 pm / Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Dvořák’s American Suite performed by Benjamin Pasternack, piano. Commentary by Joseph Horowitz and Michael Beckerman

Dvořák and Harry Burleigh
Friday February 22, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.
The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall
Free admission.

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“American Roots”
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Commentary by Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez.
Free admission.
Music by Dvořák, Arthur Farwell, Ferruccio Busoni and Leonard Bernstein.

“Dvorak in Search of America”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Free admission
Produced by David Salness in association with PostClassical Ensemble
Commentary by Joseph Horowitz, Patrick Warfield, and the performers

The New World Symphony
Friday,  April 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
3500 R Street, NW, Washington, DC
Box office: 202.337.4825 / website

Dvořák’s New World Symphony with Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducting the combined orchestras of Georgetown University and the Duke Elllington School of the Arts.

PostClassical Productions: Homage to Catalonia

PostClassical Productions: Homage to Catalonia

Sept. 28, 2012
The Morgan Library (225 Madison Avenue)

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Perspectives Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Harolyn Blackwell, soprano
A program of Catalonian works by Xavier Montsalvatge and Roberto Gerhard.

PostClassical Productions: Schubert Uncorked

PostClassical Productions: Schubert Uncorked

Dec. 21, 2012
8:00 PM
The Stone
(Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
All tickets $10 at the door

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“Left every brass player in the packed house shaking his head in disbelief.”
The Chicago Tribune on David Taylor

David Taylor, bass trombone
William Wolfram, piano

Schubert/Taylor: “Die Stadt” and “Der Doppelgänger” (trombone/piano)

Schubert/Taylor: Arpeggione Sonata, movements two and three (trombone/piano)

Schubert: Klavierstücke, D. 946, Nos. 1 and 3 (solo piano)

Schubert/Taylor: Allegretto in C minor (trombone/piano)

The Getty Foundation
The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
Edlavitch DCJCC
American University
Artmentor Foundation
Graham Holdings
Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Indonesian Embassy
national gallery