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First Friday! Orchestra 2001 Online

Free / Music / Social / Performance / Online

Friday, April 3, 6 – 7:15pm


About the Event

Update: In light of current events, our program has changed for this month’s First Friday.

Join us for a free evening of entertaining, eclectic classical music by contemporary composers! Tune in online for Unhinged, the first video-only performance by Orchestra 2001, featuring musicians playing from their own homes and other remote locations—making beautiful music together, while practicing social distancing. Unhinged is inspired by Dr. Albert Barnes’s ensembles—his unconventional groupings of impressionist, modernist, African, Asian, ancient, and medieval art alongside wrought-iron door hinges and other metalwork—and even includes passages of percussion played on door hinges.

Adam Lesnick, Orchestra 2001's executive director, Kathleen Greene, our curator of public programs, and William Perthes, our Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education, will be online from 6–7:15 pm for a live chat during the program. Tune in, ask questions about the performance and the Barnes collection, and get answers straight from the experts!

This event is online-only. Check back soon for the link.

Show Flow

6 – 7:15pm Live chat

6 – 6:45pm Orchestra 2001

6:30 – 6:45pm Short talk on the ensembles in the collection

6:45 – 7:15pm Orchestra 2001

If you purchased tickets for the original performance, please call 215.278.7200 to receive a refund or exchange your tickets for a future First Friday event. You may also convert the cost of your tickets into a much-appreciated donation to our Annual Fund, which supports the Barnes’s mission in art education.


Orchestra 2001 performs Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Waterfront” at Cherry Street Pier.