Orchestra 2001's Jayce Ogren leads Symphony for a Broken Orchestra


photo by Ryan Collerd, The New York Times

photo by Ryan Collerd, The New York Times

Orchestra 2001 was thrilled to have its Artistic Director, Jayce Ogren, lead an orchestra of almost 400 Philadelphia-area student, amateur, and professional musicians for the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.

The concerts and an open dress rehearsal played to full houses at Philadelphia's cavernous 23rd Street Armory last weekend, December 2nd and 3rd. Ogren was joined by several musicians, staff, and board members who, like their colleagues from all across Philadelphia, played on instruments in various states of disrepair from "lightly damaged" to "in pieces."

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra is a program of Temple Contemporary, with major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and additional support from the Barra Foundation. Learn more about the project HERE. There's still time to adopt an instrument!

Check out these reviews:

The New York Times 12/04/2017

Philly.com 12/03/2017

NPR.org 11/30/2017 


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.


The video below contains highlights from the Philadelphia premiere of composer/environmentalist John Luther Adams' INUKSUIT on the grounds of The Barnes Foundation. These FREE public concerts in Philadelphia Green Spaces are made possible by a “New Audiences/New Places” grant from the William Penn Foundation.


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