Upcoming Events

Apr. 01 2017

Sounds of Cinema: Britten, Copland, and Two World Premiers
8:00 PM

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM

Andrew Hauze, Conductor; Orchestra 2001 and the Swarthmore College Orchestra

Benjamin Britten – Night Mail
Aaron Copland – The City
Aditya Nirvaan Ranganathan –  New Work with Film
Thomas Whitman – New Work with Film

Location: Swarthmore College, Lang Hall

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This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of Swarthmore College.

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Apr. 02 2017

Inuksuit, on the grounds of the Barnes Foundation
12:00 PM

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND: Music by Composer/Conservationist John Luther Adams at Philadelphia Green Spaces

John Luther Adams received a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Composition, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music, and Musical America’s “2015 Composer of the Year.” 

Described by The New York Times as “the ultimate environmental piece,” and by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as “One of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life,” John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit is played by dozens of percussionists and piccolo players dispersed in large outdoor areas, using an incredible array of instruments including conch shells, air raid sirens, gongs, bells, drums, cymbals, and glockenspiels. These free public concerts in Philadelphia Green Spaces are made possible by a “New Audiences/New Places” grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 12:00 Noon (Raindate TBA)

FREE public performance event!

Outside perimeter of The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia 19130

See the Philadelphia premiere of Adams’ iconic Inuksuit at the Barnes’ first outdoor concert event in its first five years. Additional performances of Inuksuit and other music by John Luther Adams will take place at Bartram’s Gardens, and on piers and trails on the Delaware and Schulykill Rivers.

Apr. 23 2017

Pocket Symphonies
8:00 PM

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM
Reception following

Fredric Rzewski – Pocket Symphony
Nico Muhly – Doublespeak
Huang Ruo – Chamber Concerto #3, “Divergence”
Jacob Druckman – Come Round

Location: Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19104

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Recent Events

Feb. 18 2017

Love and Madness
3:02 PM

Pre-concert talk at 2:30 PM

David Lang – cheating, lying, stealing 
Bryce Dessner – Murder Ballades
Peter Maxwell Davies – Eight Songs for a Mad King

Location: Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock Street, Philadelphia (Manayunk) 19127

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Feb. 17 2017

Love and Madness
8:02 PM

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 PM

David Lang – cheating, lying, stealing 
Bryce Dessner – Murder Ballades
Peter Maxwell Davies – Eight Songs for a Mad King

Location: Swarthmore College, Lang Hall

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This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of Swarthmore College.

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Nov. 20 2016

Join Jayce at the Philadelphia Marathon!
7:11 AM

Join Artistic Diretor Jayce Ogren as he runs his first Philadelphia Marathon! Team Orchestra 2001  will raise funds through a crowd-sourcing campaign in order to fund future educational initiatives in partnership with the Please Touch Museum and Play On, Philly!

Ogren is an award-winning triathlete, most recently completing the 2015 Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge running the Boston Marathon and the Big Sur Marathon back to back. He also completed the 2014 Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon and one week later finished fourth in his age group in the 2014 New York City Triathlon.

Oct. 29 2016

Body Music
8:10 PM

JOIN JAYCE OGREN, FOR “BODY MUSIC,” HIS FIRST CONCERTS AS ORCHESTRA 2001’S NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Derek Bermel – Tied Shifts

John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony

Sebastian Currier – Bodymusic

Joan Tower – Petroushskates 

Orchestra 2001’s season opening program, “Body Music,” features music inspired by movement. Dance, athleticism and physical sensation moved these acclaimed American composers to write music that grooves, howls, sings and seduces. The highlight will be the Philadelphia premiere of Sebastian Currier’s masterpiece for 15 players and electronics, Bodymusic, which uses virtuosic instrumental playing, audio samples from the internet, and sculpted electronic sounds to portray the sensory experiences we all share as human beings. The ensemble will also be playing some rollicking Bulgarian dance rhythms in the first movement of Derek Bermel’s Tied Shifts, vibrant colors in Joan Tower’s Petroushskates, and a brilliant fusion of funk, romanticism and minimalist drive in John Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016, 8:00 pm; pre-concert discussion at 7:30 pm

Swarthmore College, Lang Hall

Swarthmore concert is free and open to the public.

Oct. 28 2016

Body Music
8:10 PM

JOIN JAYCE OGREN, FOR “BODY MUSIC,” HIS FIRST CONCERTS AS ORCHESTRA 2001’S NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Derek Bermel – Tied Shifts

John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony

Sebastian Currier – Bodymusic

Joan Tower – Petroushskates

Orchestra 2001’s season opening program, “Body Music,” features music inspired by movement. Dance, athleticism and physical sensation moved these acclaimed American composers to write music that grooves, howls, sings and seduces. The highlight will be the Philadelphia premiere of Sebastian Currier’s masterpiece for 15 players and electronics, Bodymusic, which uses virtuosic instrumental playing, audio samples from the internet, and sculpted electronic sounds to portray the sensory experiences we all share as human beings. The ensemble will also be playing some rollicking Bulgarian dance rhythms in the first movement of Derek Bermel’s Tied Shifts, vibrant colors in Joan Tower’s Petroushskates, and a brilliant fusion of funk, romanticism and minimalist drive in John Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016, 8:00 pm; pre-concert discussion at 7:30 pm

Center / Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

FOR TIX: www.orchestra2001.org   $35 Adults/$25 Seniors/$15 Students

Sep. 19 2016

New Music/Old Bottles – Wine-tasting fundraising event
7:09 PM

Please join Orchestra 2001’s new Artistic Director, Jayce Ogren, for a fundraising event pairing 20th- and 21st-century chamber music selections with wine. Reception following.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (The Mütter Museum)

19 South 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Recommended donation: $75 per person, payable by check (by mail or at the door) or credit card.

Please RSVP to Alice Thompson by September 17th with “September 19” in the header of your e-mail.

athompson@orchestra2001.org or 267-687-6243

Mail to:

Orchestra 2001

1427 Spruce Street, Suite #1F

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Apr. 02 2016

Stravinsky's Soldier and Other Tales
8:04 PM

ANDREW HAUZE, Conductor

Stravinsky’s Soldier and Other Tales

A Special Concert Event: Orchestra 2001 with the Swarthmore College Music and Dance Department

Igor Stravinsky – L’Histoire du Soldat (1918)
Jeremy Rapaport-Stein, Nathan Scalise, and Zachary Tanner – New Works for the L’Histoire Septet
Tangos, Waltzes, and Rags from the World War I Era, newly arranged for the L'Histoire Septet


Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College

Concerts at Swarthmore College are free and open to the public.

Mar. 20 2016

Timothy Weiss, Conductor
8:03 PM

Carlos Sanchez Gutiérez – Five Memos (2010)
Steven Stucky – Boston Fancies (1985)
Bernard Rands – ...in the receding mist... (1988)
Stephen Hartke – Meanwhile (2007)

Pre-concert panel 7:30 PM
Neighborhood House Theater at Christ Church
20 N. American Street (between Market & Arch Streets), Philadelphia, 19106

Mar. 19 2016

Timothy Weiss, Conductor
8:03 PM

Carlos Sanchez Gutiérez – Five Memos (2010)
Steven Stucky – Boston Fancies (1985)
Bernard Rands – ...in the receding mist... (1988)
Stephen Hartke – Meanwhile (2007)

Pre-concert panel 7:30 PM
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College

Jan. 24 2016

Ryan McAdams, Conductor
8:01 PM

Unsuk Chin – Fantasie mécanique (1997)
Sean Shepherd – Lumens (2005)
Joan Tower – Petroushskates (1980)
Pierre Boulez – Dèrive I (1984)
John Luther Adams – The Farthest Place (2001)
Frederic Rzewski – Coming Together (1972)

Pre-concert panel 7:30 PM
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College

Jan. 23 2016

Ryan McAdams, Conductor
8:01 PM

Unsuk Chin – Fantasie mécanique (1997)
Sean Shepherd – Lumens (2005)
Joan Tower – Petroushskates (1980)
Pierre Boulez – Dèrive I (1984)
John Luther Adams – The Farthest Place (2001)
Frederic Rzewski – Coming Together (1972)

Pre-concert panel 7:30 PM
World Café Downstairs, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia 19104

Sep. 20 2015

Four Brilliant Candidates: Jayce Ogren
8:09 PM

JAYCE OGREN, Conductor

Julia Wolfe – Lick (1994)
Steven Mackey – Five Animated Shorts (2006)
Jennifer Higdon – Zaka (2003)
Louis Andriessen – Workers Union (1975)

Pre-concert panel 7:30 PM
Arts Bank, 601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia 19147

Sep. 19 2015

Four Brilliant Candidates: Jayce Ogren
8:09 PM

JAYCE OGREN, Conductor

Julia Wolfe – Lick (1994)
Steven Mackey – Five Animated Shorts (2006)
Jennifer Higdon – Zaka (2003)
Louis Andriessen – Workers Union (1975)

Pre-concert panel 7:30 PM
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College