#GivingTuesday 2018

For fifteen years, we’ve pursued our Wildly Ambitious programming – first nomadically, and now as Ensemble-in-Residence at the Washington National Cathedral. Since our first concert in 2003, PCE has grown to include our Cathedral series, Immersion Experiences, a film series at the National Gallery of Art, our radio podcast on WWFM, and AMERICAN ROOTS our educational series. On Tuesday, [...]

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Bernstein at 100

In 2018, the classical music community celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein. PCE’s Joe Horowitz has been writing on Bernstein’s life and legacy in his blog The Unanswered Question. LEONARD BERNSTEIN AT 100: An American Archetype Leonard Bernstein prophesied an American classical music; his disillusionment and disappointments mirrored the nation’s. In 1980, at the age of […]

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PCE CELEBRATES THE WALT WHITMAN BICENTENNIAL

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is America’s most iconic poet, a beacon of American democracy both at home and abroad. His years as a Civil War nurse were spent in DC, where he worked at the Patent Office Building. PostClassical Ensemble celebrates the Whitman Bicentennial with three programs of music, readings, film – and a classic 1944 [...]

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An experimental orchestra finds a home at the National Cathedral | WashingtonPost

The PostClassical Ensemble announced Friday that after 14 itinerant seasons, it has found a stable home — at Washington National Cathedral. Starting next season, it will become the cathedral’s newest ensemble-in-residence. This means that the ensemble, which calls itself “an experimental orchestral laboratory” and has performed in venues from the Indonesian Embassy to the Library […]

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Cathedral Residency

PostClassical Ensemble is delighted to announce that we have been named ensemble-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral. Our inaugural season at the Cathedral features three concerts incorporating film and theater, and celebrating music as an instrument for human betterment: • “Music in Wartime: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration” — Thursday, December 7, 2017 • “Deep River: The Art of […]

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