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PostClassical Ensemble, photo by Daniel Schwartz Photography.

Seven Deadly Sins

PostClassical Ensemble

The Anxious Ear

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - West Garden Court
  • Performances
  • In-person

Hear a story through music.

Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins is performed by Washington, DC’s own PostClassical Ensemble. The piece is the tale of a young woman named Anna, sent on a seven-year journey to help her family raise enough money to build a house. Stopping in seven cities throughout the United States, she encounters a struggle with each of the deadly sins, preventing her from accomplishing her goal. Featuring soprano Melissa Wimbish as Anna, the program also includes Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon.

About the PostClassical Ensemble

Under the leadership of Music Director Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, PostClassical Ensemble (PCE) takes the listener on a musical journey for the heart and mind. Through depth of interpretation and skillful execution, and with an ensemble of the most distinguished musicians in the area, the music comes alive with vibrancy and richness of expression.

Founded in 2003 by Angel Gil-Ordóñez and music historian Joseph Horowitz, PCE has been a pioneer in transforming the concert experience through innovative programming and with collaborations across artistic mediums. Their humanities-infused programming tells stories— exploring music in its cultural and historical context, and it often integrates theater, dance, film, and visual art, as well as folk, indigenous, and popular music and instruments.