"first-class on every level"
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra is one of the region’s musical treasures
and Jeri Lynne Johnson is a jewel of a conductor"
Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local
"Founder/music director Jeri Lynne Johnson is creating audiences that seem new to Haydn and Mozart - and doing so with concerts that are first-class on every level."
David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer
About Black Pearl
Look and Listen
Based in Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was established as a model for the 21st-century American orchestra.
Black Pearl performs regular season concerts at venues across Philadelphia and a summer series at the historic Dell Music Center.
Black Pearl's education and engagement activities are unique because they offer people of all ages unparalleled access to the orchestra through hands-on activities.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra has spent the last ten years proving that a visible commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion can have a lasting and positive impact on communities AND the orchestra. Thanks to WHYY for this great interview about Black Pearl's mission and artistry!
It is through the generous support of these and other foundations, corporations and people like YOU that Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra is able to bring the joy of making music to people across the Delaware Valley Region. Thank you!