Gil-Ordóñez to Premiere in Falla and Flemenco

Angel Gil-Ordonez

Angel Gil-Ordonez

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, director of private lessons, chamber music and ensembles, adjunct professor of music, music director of the Wesleyan Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir, received a grant from Spain’s Ministry of Culture and that of Foreign Affairs to conduct the orchestra in Falla and Flamenco April 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Falla and Flamenco is a program of three works by Manuel de Falla (1876—1946) that imbue 20th-century music with flamenco’s ancient gypsy traditions.

Gil-Ordóñez’s musicians will premiere “The Three Cornered Hat,” in the U.S.  for which Picasso created the scenery and costumes for the original. This original version was a ballet/pantomime called “El Corregidor y la Molinera” (The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife). It will be part of the spring season of two top American avantgard cultural institutions, New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Washington D.C.’s Harman Center for the Arts.