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 pandemic has cancelled or postponed many of our exciting musical programs. As the weather gets warmer and vaccines become available to more Americans, we are approaching our 2021 concert season with renewed optimism. Dates and locations will soon be announced for socially-distanced live and virtual performances in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Honoring Our Ancestors

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

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

Brazil Map

CONEXÕES BRAZIL
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – Virtual performance from Teatro Esperanza

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.

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Orchestra 2001 SOUNDING BOARD members can select a free ticket.

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 and League of American Orchestras Futures Fund.

¡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

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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: