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.
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.
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.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra wins Knight Innovation Grant
Black Pearl is selected for the Knight Foundation’s Building the Capacity to Innovate cohort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.