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.

COMING IN AUGUST!

 Orchestra 2001 will feature musical compositions by Philadelphia composers in pop-up concerts at train stops, parking lots, businesses, murals, and parks along the 45-minute SEPTA route that cuts across dozens of diverse communities.

Part 1 features music by Erin Busch, Matt Davis, and Immanuel Wilkins.

Funded in large part by the Presser Foundation and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

Brazil Map

CONEXÕES BRAZIL – On Arts Access TV!
Friday, July 23 | 6:00 – 7:00pm  (Watch live HERE.)

Co-presented by Esperanza Arts Center.  http://www.revisemysite.com/images/07-01-2021-FR-playloudly1-Esperanza_logo_png_transparent.png

Concert recording session at World Live Cafe, featuring 20th- and 21st-century music by Brazilian composers. 

Heitor Villa-Lobos – Sexteto místico
Clarice Vasconcelos Assad – The Book of Spells
Orlando Haddad – Lendas Amazônicas (Amazon Legends) premiere
Orlando Haddad’s commission generously funded by the Steven R. Gerber Trust.

PRIOR SCREENINGS:
JUNE 23, 2021 – 
Teatro Esperanza livestream
JULY 8, 2021 – Cherry Street Pier

Click here to learn more.

Philadelphia Flower Show Pop-ups!
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 10am – 2pm

Get your Flower Show tickets for Family Frolic this Saturday, June 12th! While enjoying the exhibits, market, and food, experience complimentary performances by Orchestra 2001 at all corners of the marketplace.


These performances are part of Orchestra 2001's EMERGING MARKETS concert series. Major support provided by The William Penn Foundation.

Honoring Our Ancestors

HONORING OUR ANCESTORS
Sunday, May 23, 2021 | 8pm – outdoor concert at South Philadelphia's 9th Street Market

This performance is part of Orchestra 2001's EMERGING MARKETS concert series. Major support provided by The William Penn Foundation.

JOURNEYS: Classical Movements from the African Diaspora

Part I – Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Orchestra 2001 is pleased to announce a multi-year concert series featuring music by African-American, African, and Afro-Caribbean composers. Opening concerts for this series have been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for concert details!

Major support for this series provided by the Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation, League of American Orchestras Futures Fund, and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

¡CONEXIONES! ARGENTINA
Saturday evening, November 6, 2021 – at Teatro Esperanza

Orchestra 2001 will partner with celebrated bandoneónist Shinjoo Cho to perform Piazzolla Centennial: Lo que vendrá (what's to come), a celebration of master composer and bandoneónist Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992).

Diego Schissi’s commission generously funded by the Steven R. Gerber Trust.

 Stream UNHINGED 
with the Barnes Foundation

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.

Listen to
¡CONEXIONES! Mexico 
at Teatro Esperanza

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS CONCERT.

Orchestra 2001 is Ensemble-In-Residence at Cherry Street Pier

The COMPOSER AT WORK window features Philadelphia-area and visiting composers, and musicians of all ages and genres. Participants work on site and present their music to audiences at Cherry Street Pier and elsewhere in Philadelphia. Funded by generous grants from the Barra Foundation and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

100% individual donations currently go toward employing musicians!

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


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