Orchestra 2001 (O2001) 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.

Join us for these upcoming, free events!


Wednesday, September 4, 2019; short programs at 5:30pm & 7:00pm
Hunting Park Recreation Center (red-roofed picnic pavillion)

Mark Loria, conductor

 George Crumb – The River of Life

Friday, September 20, 2019; 7:30 - 8:30pm
Cherry Street Pier

Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano; Mark Loria, conductor

 2001: A Space Odyssey, for Movie Monday

Monday, September 30, 2019; 6:30 pm
Cherry Street Pier

O2001 hosts its namesake, Kubrick's 1968 classic, and Stop Speaking  by Andy Akiho

 Rene Orth – Track End   (world premiere)

Saturday, October 5, 2019; short performances at 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00pm
Cherry Street Pier

Jay Krush, conductor

Visit us at our home on the Delaware River Waterfront!

"Cherry Street Pier is Philly's Best New Thing"
– Philadelphia Magazine (2018)

"Best Public Space"
– 2019 Best of Philly

The COMPOSER AT WORK window will feature dozens of Philadelphia-area composers and musicians of all ages and genres, who will have a chance to work on site and present their music to audiences at the Pier.

¡CONEXIONES! – Orchestra 2001's multi-year exploration of the rich traditions of contemporary classical music from Latin America – continues in Year 2 with the music of Puerto Rico. Composer Roberto Sierra will be in Philadelphia for a micro-residency and the premiere of his newly commissioned work based on the poetry of the legendary Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos.

Final concert: Teatro Esperanza on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7:30pm.

Our concerts would not be possible without the support of Individual Donors!

Orchestra 2001 thanks its Foundation, Government, and Organizational Contributors and Partners: