Jeri Lynne Johnson
Uploaded on Nov 4, 2011
Philly 360° exclusive interview with Jeri Lynne Johnson about The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra's opening night concert and upcoming season.
Black Pearl returns to the Barnes Foundation, Saturday, December 19th at
6:30 PM for another magical and inspiring
performance featuring members of our own
ensemble as soloists! In addition, we
welcome the young and gifted musicians of Settlement Music School's renowned Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra
for this celebration of masters that span
three centuries: Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart,
Stravinsky and Villa-Lobos.
The Barnes has graciously extended Friends of Black
Pearl 20% off the regular ticket price for this event!
Use FFSUNDAY as the coupon code at checkout to
lower the $30 ticket down to $24! ACT FAST! Black
Pearl @ the Barnes is always a sold out event and
there are a limited number of seats available -
Black Pearl has begun an exciting new partnership with the Anna Blakiston Day School in Mt. Airy. This delightful elementary and middle school has invited Black Pearl to offer its fun and innovative after-school educational Orchestrating Leadership program to its 7th graders. From October through December, Black Pearl is working with 20 students who are learning about the instruments of the orchestra, composers, and repertoire and how to lead an orchestra through confidence, clear communication, and a growing sense of their own ability to lead.
Highlights of the Season
In the summer of 2015, Black Pearl embarked upon its first ever large scale tour! As part of an international conference, the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church invited the 48-piece orchestra to travel from Philadelphia and points east to Indianapolis, IN for three days of music making and consciousness-raising. The conference theme centered around water as a precious resource and as part of the celebration, the Society and Black Pearl commissioned composer Jacob Yoffee to create a moving musical experience of the power of living waters on the earth. We are looking forward to bringing Black Pearl to other states in the country as we plan for our next multi-city tour in 2017.
Comment by email:
Great! Thanks so much Bill! Happy Thanksgiving! Jeri [Jeri Lynne Johnson]