Jayce Ogren, artistic director and conductor of Orchestra 2001. Photo by Rebecca Fay.
Jayce Ogren is artistic director and conductor of Orchestra 2001. As a composer, Ogren's works have been performed at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, the Brevard Music Center, the American Choral Directors Association Conference, and the World Saxophone Congress. As an opera conductor, Ogren has led the world premiere of Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis; the US premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna; Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, and Rossini's Mose in Egitto, among others. Ogren has established a notable reputation in contemporary music, having led The Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, projects with ICE (International Contemporary ensemble) at Lincoln Center, at the Wien Modern Festival, and at Columbia University’s Miller Theater; and concerts with the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! and BIENNIAL series. In the fall of 2017, Ogren served as visiting lecturer at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.