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Jun. 30 2022

The Arts on Center Stage
6:06 PM

Thursday, June 30, 2022  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Arts on Center Stage
Dilworth Park - on the western side of City Hall in Center City, Philadelphia

This evening's concert will feature Jazz Trio Sean Bailey on tenor saxohphone/clarinet, Matt Davis on guitar and Doug Mapp on bass.

May. 27 2022

Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
7:05 PM

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022  |  7:30 PM
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Auditorium

​701 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA
CLICK HERE for directions and parking info.
Face masks or proof of vaccination may be requested to comply with the pandemic safety guidelines of the museum. 
Get sliding scale tickets below!

May. 26 2022

Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
7:05 PM

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022  |  7:30 PM
American Hats Factory Showroom
A Harlem-based business in Bridesburg, Northeast Philadelphia
2251 Fraley St., Philadelphia, PA

Convenient parking in lot and street.
Includes hat-making demonstration.
FREE. No ticket required. 
Please pay what you can or donate!

Dec. 12 2021

Tuba Christmas
1:12 PM

Sunday, December 12, 2021
Starts at 1:30 pm

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Free! No ticket required.

Nov. 06 2021

¡CONEXIONES! Argentina
6:11 PM

Lo que vendrá 

Saturday evening, November 6, 2021
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Teatro Esperanza
4261 N 5th Street
Philadephia 19140
 

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).
 

Tickets available for IN-PERSON
and LIVESTREAM audiences!


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

Oct. 30 2021

Tom Whitman's OUR PHILADEPHIA
11:10 AM

Saturday, October 30, 2021  |  11:00 am & 12:00 pm
The Bourse Food Hall
111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia 19106
Free indoor concert.
Pay what you can, to support more performances!

Oct. 20 2021

Matt Davis – Solo Guitar pop-up
12:10 PM

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 pm & 1:00 pm
The Porch at 30th Street Station
2955 Market St, Philadelphia, 19104
Free outdoor concert.

Oct. 14 2021

Erin Busch's HOLD TIGHT
12:10 PM

Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:00pm & 1:00pm 
CHOP Karabots campus at 48th & Market Streets, Patio/lawn at Lower Level entrance
4865 Market St, Philadelphia, 19139
Free outdoor concert, with free parking available in the lot or on street.

Oct. 13 2021

Jay Krush's KALEIDOCSOPE
12:10 PM

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:00 pm (noon) & 1:00 pm
The Porch at 30th Street Station
2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free outdoor concert.

Oct. 08 2021

Matt Davis' Love Lot
12:10 PM

Friday, October 8, 2021
12:00 pm (noon) & 1:00 pm
Parking Lot at Ruth Street & East Clearfield Street
1810 E. Clearfield St., Philadelphia, PA 19134
Free outdoor concert.

Oct. 02 2021

Tom Whitman's OUR PHILADELPHIA
10:10 AM

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
East Falls Farmers' Market
4100 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19129
Free outdoor concert. Byo folding chair.
Pay what you can, to support more performances!

Jul. 08 2021

Conexões Brazil - Arts Recovery Week!
7:07 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021 at 7pm
Cherry Street Pier
121 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
FREE.

Jun. 23 2021

Conexões Brazil
7:06 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Live from Teatro Esperanza: Virtual Livestreamed Event
Tickets $5 / FREE for Students and Seniors
Orchestra 2001 SOUNDING BOARD members can waive the fee and select a free ticket.
   

May. 23 2021

Honoring Our Ancestors
8:05 PM

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021, 8:00 PM
Outdoor concert in South Philadelphia's 9th Street Market
(9th St. between Washington Ave. & Ellsworth St.) 
FREE and open to the public.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Oct. 25 2020

HONORING OUR ANCESTORS
7:10 PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th & 25th, 2020
repeat programs starting at 7:00pm
9th Street Market
(at intersections of 9th St. & Washington Ave. & Ellsworth St.)
FREE and open to the public. 
Please wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of social distance from one another.

Click here to learn more

Oct. 24 2020

HONORING OUR ANCESTORS
7:10 PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th & 25th, 2020
repeat programs starting at 7:00pm
9th Street Market
(at intersections of 9th St. & Washington Ave. & Ellsworth St.)
FREE and open to the public. 
Please wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of social distance from one another.

Click here to learn more

Apr. 03 2020

UNHINGED
6:04 PM

6:00pm - 7:30pm

with The Barnes Foundation

Join the Watch Party with live commentary TODAY (4/3/20) at 6:00 pm on the Barnes Foundation Facebook Page @barnesfoundation. There's no ticket link... just visit the Barnes Foundation Page on Facebook and click on the Watch Party post at 6:00 pm.

Mar. 23 2020

AMERICA’S FOLK MUSIC TRANSFORMED
12:03 PM

Orchestra 2001 embarks on it's NEA Concert Tour to Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Mar. 18 2020

¡CONEXIONES! Mexico – at Penn Museum
6:03 PM

Penn Museum
3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Doors open 5:00pm; Concert with intermission 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Enjoy brief Global Guide tours of the Mexico and Central America Gallery prior to concert, during intermission and after the concert! Cash bar available.

Click here to buy tickets

Admission includes a tour of Penn Museum’s new Mexican and Central American gallery before the concert and at intermission.

PROGRAM:
Carlos Chávez – Xochipilli, An Imagined Aztec Music (1940)
Silvestre Revueltas – Ocho por Radio (1933)
Gabriela Ortiz – Ríos: Papaloapan (2012)
Francisco Cortés-Álvarez – Trascendiendo Muros (Transcending Walls) (2019 Steven R. Gerber Commission)

Oct. 26 2019

PIER PRESSURE
7:10 PM

Free
Music, art, and a short film about the Delaware River come together in a spontaneous collaboration.
Cherry Street Pier (Get Directions)

Sep. 30 2019

2001: A Space Odyssey
7:09 PM

Free
Orchestra 2001 hosts the classic 1968 Kubrick film that is our namesake! 
Special performance of “Stop Speaking” by Andy Akiho.
Cherry Street Pier (Get Directions)

Sep. 20 2019

George Crumb – The River of Life
7:09 PM

Free
Cherry Street Pier (Get Directions)

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

Sep. 04 2019

¡Conexiones!
7:09 PM

Free
Two short programs at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Hunting Park Recreation Center in Philadelphia
(red-roofed gazebo between W. Hunting Park Ave. Circle & W. Cayuga St.)

Mark Loria, conductor
Silvestre Revueltas – Ocho Por Radio
Francisco Cortés-Álvarez – Transcending Walls
Other music by Carlos Chavez and Manuel Ponce

Sep. 04 2019

¡Conexiones!
5:09 PM

Free
Two short programs at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Hunting Park Recreation Center in Philadelphia 

(red-roofed gazebo between W. Hunting Park Ave. Circle & W. Cayuga St.)

Mark Loria, conductor
Silvestre Revueltas – Ocho Por Radio
Francisco Cortés-Álvarez – Transcending Walls
Other music by Carlos Chavez and Manuel Ponce

Jun. 09 2019

Along The Delaware
6:06 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Cherry Street Pier
121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
FREE and open to the public

Jun. 07 2019

On The Waterfront
8:06 PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Cherry Street Pier
121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
FREE and open to the public

May. 05 2019

¡CONEXIONES! Mexico - Cinco de Mayo
7:05 PM

SUNDAY,  MAY 5, 2019, 7:00 PM
Teatro Esperanza
4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia 19140
Adults - $10; Under 18 - free ticket
Tickets available online now at TeatroEsperanza.us 
Walk-up tickets at door. 



Jan. 29 2019

The Big Bang!
12:01 PM

Dean's Concert Series at Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Hamilton Building Atrium
1001 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Noon to 1pm 
Free Admission

Jan. 27 2019

Women's Movement
2:01 PM

Bala Cynwyd Library Sundays@2 Concert Series

This concert will take place at the Levering Mill Tribute House
The Sylvia Glickman Memorial Concert
382 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Sunday, January 27, 2019
2 pm
Free Admission

Nov. 11 2018

Towards the Flame: American Luminaries
7:11 PM

Jayce Ogren, conductor

Program:
Lei LIANG – Aural Hypothesis 
Sean SHEPHERD – Lumens
Lee HYLA – Ciao, Manhattan
——intermission——
Shawn ALLISON – Towards the Flame
Andy AKIHO – Erase

Oct. 12 2018

Cherry Street Pier Opening Day
5:10 PM

121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19106
(5pm - 11pm)

Orchestra 2001 will present "pop-up" solo musicians at various spots on the pier throughout the evening. Participating musicians include cellist Amy Barston, flutist Kim Trolier, bassist Doug Mapp, harpist Elizabeth Steiner, and several percussionists. Theatre Philadelphia and the other resident artists will also present works in this collaborative opening show. Food vendors will be dishing out Cherry Street Pier specialties, and the bar will serving local spirits, beers, wines, and house cocktails.

http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/cherry-street-pier-opening-day

Apr. 28 2018

Celebrating Frank Zappa's "The Yellow Shark"
7:04 PM

The Fillmore
29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

*There will be an informal pre-concert panel discussion at 6:30 pm.

Apr. 22 2018

Zappa's Radical Classical Roots
7:04 PM

World Cafe Live - Downstairs
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Apr. 08 2018

Amy Sue Barston Solo Cello Recital
7:04 PM

waR3house 3
100 Park Ave, WH-3, Swarthmore, PA

Admission $10. Tickets sold at door.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance.

performing music by: Rabbath, Silverman, Sollima, Crumb, Ligeti & Summer

Nov. 17 2017

Steven Mackey's SLIDE with actor/singer Rinde Eckert
7:11 PM

National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
$34 at door / $32.77 Advance GA / $24.58 Group (4+)

Nov. 16 2017

Steven Mackey's SLIDE with actor/singer Rinde Eckert
7:11 PM

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
$35 Adult / $25 Senior / $15 Students

Nov. 14 2017

Steven Mackey's SLIDE with actor/singer Rinde Eckert
8:11 PM

Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University Fine Hall
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free and open to the public

Oct. 07 2017

Across the Distance, at the Race Street Pier
12:10 PM

Join Orchestra 2001 at Race Street Pier for the US premiere of composer/environmentalist John Luther Adams’ “Across the Distance” for dozens of French horns in an outdoor space. Saturday, October 7, 12:00 Noon & 1:00 PM Race Street Pier by the Ben Franklin Bridge Race Street & N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia 19106 Free and open to the public. Raindate/Inclement Weather: Sunday, October 8

Sep. 20 2017

INUKSUIT, at Schuylkill Banks Park
12:09 PM

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 shell horns, sirens, gongs, bells, drums, cymbals, and glockenspiels. Bring a folding chair or stroll among the musicians. Free and family friendly! The concert will take place along the scenic Schuylkill River Trail between Walnut Street and Spruce Street. The trail is accessible by the Walnut Street Stairs and the Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge.

Apr. 23 2017

Pocket Symphonies
8:04 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

Get directions here

POCKET SYMPHONIES BUY NOW

Apr. 22 2017

Inuksuit, on the grounds of Bartram's Garden
1:04 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 1:00 PM
FREE & family friendly public performance
Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.,
Philadelphia, PA 19143
CLICK HERE for directions

2016/2017 Season Programs

Apr. 02 2017

Inuksuit, on the grounds of the Barnes Foundation
12:04 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. 01 2017

Sounds of Cinema: Britten, Copland, and Two World Premiers
8:04 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

Get directions here

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

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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

Get directions here

LOVE AND MADNESS BUY NOW

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

Get directions here

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

Read more 

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