Post-Classical Ensemble has produced two DVDs for Naxos, both featuring classic American documentaries with freshly recorded soundtracks:
The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1938), on Naxos 2.110521, with music by Virgil Thomson, also includes the film with the original soundtrack, and interviews with George Stoney and Charles Fussell.
The City (1939), on Naxos 2.110231 with music by Aaron Copland, also includes the film with the original soundtrack, an interview with George Stoney, and a film about Greenbelt, Maryland (where part of The City was filmed).
Angel Gil-Ordonez’s performances of The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River, with Post-Classical Ensemble, are also available on Naxos CD 8.559291.
We also enjoy an exceptional relationship with the nation’s leading classical music station: WFMT/Chicago. Two Post-Classical Ensemble features have been produced and distributed by WFMT: Csárdás! (also picked up by NPR) and The City.
Ives and Stravinsky projects are pending.
In 2009, WFMT supported Post-Classical Production’s Beyond Flamenco project at the University of Chicago with 15 hours of prime-time Spanish programming, curated with commentary by the Ensemble; these programs included historic recordings by Falla, and multiple performances of the same work with analysis. WFMT also broadcast two of the festival concerts.