When it became a resident company of the Kimmel Center for the performing arts, their current name was adopted. The orchestra is led by music director Dirk Brossé (formerly by Ignat Solzhenitsyn) and performs chamber music from the baroque period to the twenty-first century. The orchestra has over seventy works and premiere performances on its name, including seven compositions written since the turn of the twenty-first century. The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has developed an international career by touring regularly across the United States, Europe and Israel.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has commissioned and premiered over 70 new works and has performed with such internationally acclaimed artists as Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Issac Stern, Rudolph Serkin, The Eroica Trio, Jean-Pierre Rampal Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Elvis Costello, and Sylvia McNair, among others.