New Naxos CD released featuring GU Music Program Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez and the PostClassical Ensemble
Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts the PostClassical Ensemble on the Naxos CD being released on Oct. 9, 2020, featuring the works of Bernard Herrmann. Famous for his film scores, Herrmann was also a leading figure in music for radio, and this album includes “Whitman,” a 1944 radio play based on poet Walt Whitman’s collection Leaves Of Grass; the chamber work Souvenirs de voyage; and Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra, a concert work, re-ordered and re-composed from his famous film score for the movie Psycho.
A month-long celebration in April 2016 including events at Georgetown explored Bernard Herrmann: Screen, Stage, and Radio, presented and produced by PostClassical Ensemble, National Gallery of Art, Georgetown University, and AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. The festival featured GU faculty participation by Gil-Ordóñez, who is also the music director of the Georgetown University Orchestra, and Prof. Anna Celenza, who is Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music.