Ways To Support

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Orchestra 2001 is a 501c3 nonprofit.
100% of your tax-deductible gift supports events that safely connect musicians and audiences!

Need music for an event, podcast or special project? Learn how Orchestra 2001's musicians and composers can work with you. 
Email us to get started.

Find CD Recordings, including many works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb.

Annual donations of $250 or more qualify for Sounding Board membership.

The Sounding Board welcomes musicians, composers, audience members, community partners, advisors and donors. It aims to increase Orchestra 2001’s public engagement, assisting with the planning of events, and making connections with others who share a passion for the classical music of our time. Sounding Board members receive free concert tickets and special invitations to private events with guest artists or composers.

Photo credit: Erika Dohi, pianist


Sponsor a concert and receive exclusive opportunities to reach diverse audiences with your brand. Contact Adam Lesnick for information about sponsorship benefits. 

Make a significant contribution by naming an instrument chair in honor of a friend, colleague or loved one. While the principal cello, clarinet, flute, and oboe chairs have been named, other opportunities are available. Contact Adam Lesnick for more information. 

Include Orchestra 2001 in your estate plans. Contact Adam Lesnick for more information. 

Thank you for making a difference!



since 2020:

$200,000 and Above:

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

William Penn Foundation



Barra Foundation

PNC Arts Alive



Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

League of American Orchestras Futures Fund

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Presser Foundation



Steven R. Gerber Trust

National Endowment for the Arts



Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia



Amphion Foundation

Connelly Foundation

Copland Foundation

New Music USA

PECO Powering the Arts


In-Kind Contributions:

9th Street Market Association

Reading Terminal Market

Drexel University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania


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Orchestra 2001 seeks dynamic new board members as it completes the most exciting transition in its three-decade history and begins a Strategic Planning process to chart its future. We are especially seeking board members with skills in finance, fundraising, event planning, legal issues, marketing, and public relations, but all areas of expertise are welcomed.

• Shape the mission and vision
• Engage in strategic planning and policy decisions
• Select, evaluate, develop, and support Executive Director, Artistic Leadership, Staff, and Board
• Ensure adequate financial resources
• Provide expertise and access for organizational needs
• Build the organization’s reputation and recognition

If you would like to be considered for membership on Orchestra 2001’s Board of Directors, please submit a resume and one-page letter expressing your interest and qualifications to:

Please use: "Orchestra 2001 Board – [Name]" in the header of the e-mail. Orchestra 2001 requests that all contacts be submitted electronically.

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Orchestra 2001 offers internship opportunities to assist administrative staff in operations, tailored to the skills of the individual and the immediate needs of the Orchestra 2001. Internships are unpaid, but provide a small fixed expense stipend. If you have an interest in applying for an internship please call 267-687-6243 and leave us a message, or email info@orchestra2001.org.

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Orchestra 2001 occasionally needs help from volunteers for events in the Philadelphia area such as concerts, mailings and benefits. Volunteer duties vary widely and may include distributing posters, mailing letters, or handing out programs at a concert. If you have an interest in volunteering with us, please call 267-687-6243 and leave us a message, or contact info@orchestra2001.org.

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You can simultaneously promote your business and support new music by purchasing a program ad! Orchestra 2001's next printed concert program for "Birth of the Cool" will put your message in the hands of approximately 200 people! The submission deadline for next concert program is March 22, 2023.

Submit your ad online: https://forms.gle/cW1SBweUMLRksbdZ7

or download a pdf form to fill out and submit via email to info@orchestra2001.org.

Contact Alice with questions regarding the purchase of a program Ad!



Are you thinking about incorporating live music into an event?
Or perhaps you are looking for some original music to introduce a podcast?

Orchestra 2001 has created performances for the Barnes Foundation, Bartram's Garden, and Schuylkill Banks Park, to name a few. The ensemble is well versed in adapting performances for outdoor or indoor venues, and can curate a highly customized program through our diverse network of musicians and composers. Please reach out to us with questions!

Feel free to bring us your boldest ideas, because we like a challenge. Email Adam Lesnick, alesnick(at)orchestra2001.org

Orchestra 2001 performing INUKSUIT, by environmentalist/composer John Luther Adams at Bartram's Garden, April 23, 2017.
Photo: Sharon Torello

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