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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.

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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.

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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.

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Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra wins Knight Innovation Grant

Black Pearl is selected for the Knight Foundation’s Building the Capacity to Innovate cohort.

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Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra wins PNC Arts Alive Award for Arts Innovation

PNC Arts Alive Award for Arts Innovation recognizes Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra for award-winning programming for making classical music more approachable and accessible.

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Bricolage: Philadelphia 1756 - a world premiere piece by Jeri Lynne Johnson

Music is an art form that affects much more than just our sense of hearing! People take in live musical performances with their eyes in addition to their ears! This is was a quick interview about the premiere of my multi-sensory composition, Bricolage: 1756 as part of the Fairmount Park Conservancy 's Sounds of the Season historic home tour.

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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.

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Founder Jeri Lynne Johnson and Black Pearl featured on WHYY

WHYY’s Friday Arts catches up with Jeri Lynne Johnson on founding Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and her fresh approach to community engagement.

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Founder Jeri Lynne Johnson discusses racial equity in classical music

Jeri Lynne Johnson, Black Pearl's Founder, discusses the impact of the protests for social justice in America and how classical music and the arts can respond and advance democratic values.

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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.

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My. Airy conductor triumphant before sold out crowd

Philadelphia Inquirer Chestnut Hill Local music critic Michael Caruso reviewed our "Black Mozart" concert featuring music of the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Haydn and Mozart.

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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

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