Past Seasons

Manuel de Falla and the Music of Faith

Manuel de Falla and the Music of Faith

March 14-15, 2006
Virginia Theological Consortium
The Cosmos Club
Alexandria, VA – Washington, DC

The centerpiece of this program is Manuel de Falla’s late Concerto, which culminates in a religious slow movement that Ravel called one of the twentieth century’s great chamber-music compositions. In performing the de Falla concerto, PostClassical Ensemble explores the sources of de Falla’s inspiration: the worlds of Spanish religious music, and of the harpsichord masters Scarlatti and Soler.

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Celebrating Don Quixote

Celebrating Don Quixote

Saturday, November 19, 2005
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Terrace Theater
Washington, DC

Presented by the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with Puppetsweat Theater and the Theater Department of Wesleyan University.

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American Film Institute

American Film Institute

June 11 & 12, 2005
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Silver Spring, MD

Virgil Thompson: The Plow that Broke the Plains
Virgil Thompson: The River

Presented in association with the American Film Institute

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The Song of the Earth

The Song of the Earth

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The Embassy of Austria
Washington, DC

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano
Min Ziao-Fen, pipa
Wang Guowei, erhu
Shi Hong Aldin, actress
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Mahler: Abschied from Song of the Earth (Arranged by Arnold Schoenberg)
Chinese traditional music and Chinese poetry

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Mexican Revolutionaries

Mexican Revolutionaries

November 2004 – May 2005
The Cultural Institute of Mexico
The Kreeger Museum
The Mansion at Strathmore
Washington, DC – Bethesda, MD

Works by Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chávez, and Silvestre Revueltas.

These composers were to Mexican music what Pancho Villa was to Mexican politics: revolutionaries. Their compositions built on Mexican popular music and dance, as well as village music and indigenous mestizo strains of the city streets.

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World Bank Celebration

World Bank Celebration

Wednesday, June 25, 2003
The World Bank
Washington, DC

PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Music by Falla, Revueltas, Debussy, Bartok

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Flamenco as Cultural Expression

Flamenco as Cultural Expression

Friday, May 9, 2003
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC

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Viva La Revolución!

Viva La Revolución!

Thursday, May 1, 2003
The George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium
Washington, DC

In association with the DC International Film Festival

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Lila Downs, singer
Paul Cohen, saxophone, piano, clarinet
Celso Duarte, harp, violin, guitar
Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass, violin, chekere
The Sunrise String Quartet
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Works by Revueltas and Mexican popular songs (Lila Downs)

Redes: the complete 1935 film with Revueltas’ score in live performance (East Coast premiere)
Revueltas: String Quartet No. 4 “Music de Feria
Commentary by Ignacio Duran, Angel Gil-Ordóñez, and Joseph Horowitz

The Orchestra Conductor in the 21st Century

The Orchestra Conductor in the 21st Century

Sunday, April 13, 2003
The Cosmos Club
Washington, DC

PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Works by Boccherini and Turina

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Musical Delicatessen

Musical Delicatessen

Monday, April 7, 2003
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington, DC

Lara St. John, violin
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Music by Gaos (American premiere); Turina; Montsalvatge; Toldrá (DC premiere)

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The Getty Foundation
WETA
The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
Edlavitch DCJCC
American University
Artmentor Foundation
Marpat
AHMSA
Artworks
Cafritz
DCCAH
Dallas
Graham Holdings
Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Georgetown
Indonesian Embassy
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