ON THE WATERFRONT: Orchestra 2001 Presents a Free Concert at Cherry Street Pier!
Jayce Ogren, conducting
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
121 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Jennifer Higdon – Snake River
Mason Bates – Liquid Interface
Leonard Bernstein – Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront

Orchestra 2001 presents the first ever orchestral concert at the eclectic and vibrant Cherry Street Pier. Conductor Jayce Ogren leads an exhilarating program featuring themes related to water, rivers, and the waterfront. 

The one-hour program launches with a quick ride down whitewater rapids by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon – Snake River, from her All Things Majestic.

Mason Bates, Musical America’s “2017 Composer of the Year,” draws inspiration for his Liquid Interface from the different states of water and how they affect our planet and its populations. The four-movement form utilizes recorded electronica, and follows a progression in a world with ever-increasing global warming and water-related weather phenomena. It begins with Glaciers Calving and includes Crescent City, a musical illustration of New Orleans’ troubled relationship with its water environs. 

The concert concludes with the symphonic suite from Leonard Bernstein’s iconic Academy Award-nominated music to On The Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando and winner of the 1954 Oscar for Best Picture. The Pier’s historic setting is ideal for Bernstein’s brilliant score that includes quietly noble themes, angry depictions of violence spurred by corrupt waterfront union bosses, romantic interludes, and a triumphant ending. 

Arrive early! 

First Friday kicks off at 6:00 pm with a dozen artists’ studios, vendors, theatrical pop-ups, restaurants, bars, and ice cream. Several of Orchestra 2001’s musicians will “pop up” at unexpected locations around the Pier between 6:30 and 7:45 pm.

Stay tuned for info about another free Cherry Street Pier concert – Sunday evening, June 9 at 6:00 pm – with an Orchestra 2001 chamber ensemble, conducted by Jayce Ogren, and featuring composer/countertenor Benjamin Wenzelberg.

Lead support for these concerts is provided by the William Penn Foundation.  
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