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Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director of PostClassical Ensemble, which he cofounded with Joseph Horowitz in 2003, will be the next presenter in Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series. Sponsored by Bonhams, the event will take place Thursday, June 22, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

An “experimental orchestral laboratory,” PostClassical Ensemble’s mission is “to create a radical alternative symphonic model for the 21st Century, fostering multi-genre approaches that resonate far beyond the concert hall.” Most recently, the ensemble presented “Music Under Stalin” at the DCJCC, Sidney Harman Hall and the National Gallery of Art and “A Lou Harrison Centenary Celebration” at the Embassy of Indonesia.

Former associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Spain, the Madrid-born Gil-Ordóñez studied in Germany with legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache, as well as with composer-conductor Pierre Boulez and composer Iannis Xenakis. In addition to his position with PostClassical Ensemble, Gil-Ordóñez is music director of the Georgetown University Orchestra and principal guest conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble.

Tickets to the June 22 breakfast are $25 ($20 for George Town Club members). To RSVP, email richard@georgetowner.com or call 202-338-4833.

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