Orchestra 2001 Announces the Appointment of
Following an extensive two-year search with applicants from all across the US and six continents, the entire Orchestra family is extremely pleased to welcome its new Artistic Director Jayce Ogren!
Learn more about Jayce Ogren.
I’m so thrilled to be joining Orchestra 2001 as its new Artistic Director. I loved working with these musicians from our very first rehearsal together last year, and I know our future collaborations will reach greater and greater heights of artistry, communicativeness and expressive power. Together with our excellent board and staff, we’ll strive to make Orchestra 2001 an international leader in the performance of new music, as well as a deeply relevant presence in our local community and beyond.
Artistic Director Emeritus James Freeman was pleased to learn that Jayce had been offered and accepted the offer to lead the ensemble that he founded in 1988. As Jayce gets to know the city and its arts scene, we look forward to introducing him to new and long-time audiences in the Philadelphia area and Swarthmore. He will begin his tenure with a full concert series on the weekend of October 28-30.
“...performances that displayed a controlled abandon seldom heard in new-music concerts... Such challenging programming is exactly what Orchestra 2001 should be doing.” – David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer 9/22/2015 “Orchestra 2001 Rocks Hard”
“[Orchestra 2001] occupies a place of such importance that a classical music community without it seems unimaginable.” – Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Orchestra 2001 Thanks its Foundation,
Government, and Organizational Donors!