SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
What are people saying about Black Pearl?
The New York Times quotes Maestro Johnson in article on U.S. Orchestra Diversity
Jeri Lynne Johnson shares with the New York Times that rather than waiting for the system to change, underrepresented artists are creating opportunities and building paths for one another.
Maestro Jeri Lynne Johnson featured on Good Morning America
Good Morning America featured founding and artistic director Jeri Lynne Johnson's trailblazing career leading orchestras around the world and starting her own ensemble, Black Pearl! Hear what inspired her to pick up the baton, how she overcame obstacles as an African American female conductor, and why she is dedicated to being a changemaker in classical music.
Maestro Johnson conducts The Kennedy Center honoree Tania León's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Stride"
Jeri Lynne Johnson conducted Tania León's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Stride" as part of the Kennedy Center Honors 2022! Watch the CBS broadcast on Dec. 28.
Cultural Attaché talks to Jeri Lynne Johnson about LA Phil's Rock My Soul Festival and her career goals
Cultural Attaché caught up with Jeri Lynne Johnson about her two performances leading the LA Philharmonic for the Rock My Soul Festival and the "war of attrition" in attaining her career goals as a Black female conductor.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra receives $300K Mellon Foundation grant
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra has received a transformative $300,00 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support its community-centered programming.
ARP Grant Spotlight: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
The pandemic strained the arts sector, but National Endowment for the Arts' support enabled Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra to continue performing and ensure that diversity becomes a key part of the arts ecosystem.
Founder Jeri Lynne Johnson featured in MSNBC
Founder and Artistic Director Jeri Lynne Johnson channeled her rage from an audition rejection by creating the diverse, critically acclaimed Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia.
Orchestrating Change: An Interview with Maestro Jeri Lynne Johnson
Canton Symphony Orchestra's Orchestrating Change podcast sits down with Jeri Lynne Johnson to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in classical music
The New York Times highlights Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra as a leader in racial equity
The New York Times features Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, led by Jeri Lynne Johnson, as a small but mighty organization leading the way in creating new models for classical music.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra performs for "See Me!" from the World Economic Forum at Davos
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra performs in “See Me: A Global Concert,” a shared expression of trust, connection, and hope at The Davos Agenda.