You are listening to PCE’s world-premiere performance of “Armenian Odyssey” by Vache Sharafyan, with cellist Narek Hakhnazarian and PCE led by Angel Gil-Ordonez

2019-2020 SEASON

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Produced and premiered by PCE March 4, 2020, at the National Cathedral, “Armenian Odyssey” is a unique concert work featuring live animation by Kevork Mourad and music by Vache Sharafyan. The cellist was Narek Hakhnazarian, and Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducted PostClassical Ensemble. It tells a story of diaspora and redemption.

“A pinnacle . . . spectacular” — Charles Downey, Washington Classical Review

“PostClassical’s The Gamelan Experience, in which two gamelan orchestras participated — demonstrating the influence of the Indonesian genre on European and American composers — was named the best classical music event of 2019 by Washington Classical Review. Though that performance was truly a unique spectacle, An Armenian Odyssey matched it as an audience-pleasing expression of the ensemble’s commitment to its brainy, innovative and labor-intensive path.” — Richard Selden, The Georgetowner

PCE and Challenging Times:
A New Initiative

At a moment when America’s performing arts institutions are challenged not merely to continue to function, but to function in new ways, PCE will undertake a series of audio/video webcasts – “PostClassical: More than Music” — exploring the role of music in society.



“The Best Classical Music Event of 2019

The Washington Post

“Wildly ambitious

-Anne Midgette, The Washington Post


- Alex Ross, The New Yorker

One of the country’s most innovative musical groups.”

- Phillip Kennicott, The Washington Post