Now in its sixth season, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra continues to perform classical music in a way that reflects ethnic and gender diversity among musicians. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, an upcoming concert highlights works by three women.
On Thursday evening, December 12, 2013, at Ardmore Presbyterian Church in Ardmore, PA, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, led by Jeri Lynn Johnson performs works by Tania Leon, Suzanne Sorkin, and Melinda Wagner, with flutist Julietta Curenton as soloist. Details here.
Join us on Sunday, June 3rd, 3 to 5 pm, as Jeri Lynne Johnson conducts the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in an exciting program covering 200 years of music. Works by Astor Piazzola, Adolphus Hailstork, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George.
Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor Luigi Mazzochi, violin Jeremy Kesselman, oboe
Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynne Johnson as the highly regarded local conductor begins her second season as music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Bang on a Can Marathon. The contemporary music ensemble embarks on a 10-hour, uninterrupted performance as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival on Sunday, September 12, 2010.
And we speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his 15 years as head of the FBI's Art Crime Team in Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.
Jim Cotter speaks with the artist Jamie Wyeth. His series of paintings exploring the "Seven Deadly Sins," is the basis of a new exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum.
Susan Lewis explores the life and music of Joseph Haydn, considered the father of the symphony and the string quartet. The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opens its season this weekend with an all-Haydn program.
Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynn Johnson, music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra whose inaugural season opening concert takes place this weekend at the Kimmel Center.