Orchestra 2001 is a collective of adventurous, virtuoso performers dedicated to the music of our time. The ensemble strives to be an international leader in connecting diverse audiences with the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries, engaging new listeners through exhilarating concerts, innovative artistic collaborations, and enriching community partnerships in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Orchestra 2001 is the resident musical ensemble at the new Cherry Street Pier on the Delaware Riverfront! 

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"Cherry Street Pier Is Philly's Best New Thing" – Philadelphia Magazine

This arts hub on Philadelphia’s burgeoning waterfront opens on October 12thand will serve as our new office, rehearsal studio, and collaborative performance space. Visitors will have opportunities to see musicians and composers at work, all while enjoying food, drink, and visiting artists in the ever-changing exhibits and markets on the Pier.

We are especially excited to announce the January 2019 arrival of our “Composer At Work” window at our Pier studio, funded by the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, where dozens of Philadelphia-area composers of all ages and genres will have a chance to work on site, and present their music to new audiences. 

Check out this article in Philly.com to learn about the Cherry Street Pier opening celebration, and all of the participating artists:


Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 pm – Women’s Movement – chamber music by composers Andrea Clearfield, Valerie Coleman, Sylvia Glickman, and Jennifer Higdon; Levering Mill Tribute House, Bala Cynwyd, PA.  Free admission

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12:00 pm – The Big Bang! – music featuring percussion by John Luther Adams, John Cage, George Crumb, Ingolf Dahl, and Lou Harrison; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia 19107.  Free admission

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Orchestra 2001 thanks its Foundation, Government, and Organizational Contributors!