Events - Past

Historic Strawberry Mansion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 2:30 PM
Join Black Pearl and a cadre of musicians from around the city as we celebrate Philadelphia in some of the most beautiful historic homes in Fairmount Park. Black Pearl's awesome resident string quartet, Akoya Quartet, will perform at the Historic Strawberry Mansion in beautiful East Fairmount Park
Presenter: Fairmount Parks Conservancy
Program TBA
Artists: Chiara Fasi (Violin); Stephanie A. Matthews (Violin); Robin Fay Massie (Viola); Clerida Eltime (Cello)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Penn State Great Valley: Conference Center
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
Black Pearl is looking forward to bringing the ensemble to Penn State Great Valley in Malvern, PA for a performance of Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and other classic string orchestra favorites for a suburban crowd!
Presenter: Pennsylvania State University
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 "Alla Rustica"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in D major, K 136 (125a) "Salzburg Symphony no 1"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Still: Danzas da Panama
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mvt I
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Dell Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, 19 August 2016 - 7:00 PM
Black Pearl returns to the historic Dell Music Center for another fun-filled Side by Side performance with talented youth and adult amateurs from across the Delaware Valley in a concert celebrating the fabulous work of Pop music icon, Prince! This concert celebrating the eclectic style of Prince will be represented by songs like "Raspberry Beret", "1999", "The Beautiful Ones" and of course, "Purple Rain" and many others.
Presenter: Dell Music Center
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 1:00 PM
Black Pearl's Resident Brass Quintet performs for the visiting delegates of the DNCC in Philadelphia.
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Settlement Music School - Curtis Branch: PNC Bank/Presser Recital Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 7:00 PM
Settlement Music School's Advanced Youth Ensemble, Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra, reciprocates by inviting Black Pearl musicians to join them in their year-end concert for a rousing performance of Bloch's Concerto Grosso for Piano and Strings
Presenter: Settlement Music School
Bloch: Concerto grosso no 1 for String Orchestra and Piano Obbligato
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Elgar: Elegy for Strings, Op. 58
Ensemble: Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra
Albinoni: Adagio
Ensemble: Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra
Marian Anderson Music Center
Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 7 April 2016 - 7:30 PM
Black Pearl is proud to perform as part of the 2015 Arts and Lecture Series at Cheyney University's historic Marian Anderson Music Center.
Presenter: Cheyney University
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 "Alla Rustica"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Bach: Suite No. 3: Air (Air on the G String)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in D major, K 136 (125a) "Salzburg Symphony no 1"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mvt I
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Four Falls Corporate Center
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 12:00 PM
Black Pearl once again offers its unique hands-on workshop using the conductor's podium and the orchestra to illustrate critical elements of and techniques for developing effective leadership skills for corporate leaders and managers.
Presenter: NBC 10 - WCAU
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 19 December 2015 - 6:00 PM
Black Pearl returns to the Barnes Foundation for another magical and inspiring performance featuring members of our own ensemble as soloists! In addition, we welcome the young and gifted musicians of Settlement Music School's renowned Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra for this celebration of masters from three musical eras: Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Stravinsky and Villa-Lobos.

The Barnes has offered Black Pearl patrons a special 20% off discount on tickets! Enter coupon code FFSUNDAY at checkout to purchase tickets at $24!
Presenter: The Barnes Foundation
Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in B flat major, K 137 (125b) "Salzburg Symphony no 2"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, K C14.01 (K Anh 9)
Artists: Fatma Daglar (Oboe); Rié Suzuki (Clarinet); Bryan Young (Bassoon); Larry Williams (French Horn)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat major "Dumbarton Oaks"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 9 (versão para Orquestra de Cordas)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
AB Day School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 12:00 PM
Black Pearl returns to AB Day School for the third in our Black Pearl POPS! Series this time featuring our beautiful string ensemble performing classical music favorites from Mozart, Bach, Walker and Christopher Tin that have been featured in the motion pictures! Once again, this event is FREE and open to the public!
Presenter: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Still: Danzas da Panama
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Bach: Air on a G String
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Tin: Calling All Dawns
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in D major, K 136 (125a) "Salzburg Symphony no 1"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
AB Day School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 12:00 PM
In the second installment of our Knight Arts Challenge award-winning concert series, Black Pearl's (in)famously fabulous brass ensemble presents a funky collection of classical, jazz, blues, RnB and Soul hits for your listening pleasure! This event is FREE and open to the public!
Presenter: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Program TBA
Artists: Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Dell Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 8:00 PM
In a unique twist on the traditional orchestra pops concert, Black Pearl has partnered with legendary performers like Sheryl Lee Ralph from Showtime's hit series "Ray Donovan", Melba Moore, Jaguar Wright, and other Soulful Divas to perform with the orchestra.
Presenter: Dell Music Center
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
JW Marriott Hotel
Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 7:30 PM
Black Pearl is performing as part of the AME Church's Women's Missionary Society Annual Conference. The goal is to bring attention to the needs of women, ecology and the planet's water resources. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and ticket revenue benefits clean water initiatives in Haiti.
Tin: Calling All Dawns
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Yoffee: Living Waters
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Dell Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monday, 29 June 2015 - 7:00 PM
In our 2015 Citywide Side by Side concert, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra will be joined on stage by some of Philadelphia's most talented young musicians. This will be a family-friendly fun concert!
Presenter: Dell Music Center
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64
Artist: Abigail Hong (Violin)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Philadelphia City Hall: Dilworth Plaza
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:00 PM
Take a break from the daily grind, grab a picnic lunch and join Black Pearl's awesome musicians for a great lunchtime concert in the beautiful new Dilworth Plaza Park!
Presenter: City of Philadelphia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 11:00 AM
Black Pearl Brass is honored to be invited to perform in honor for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the long-awaited beautiful renovation of Dilworth Plaza on the West side of Philadelphia's City Hall. Join us as our awesome brass quintet performs a variety of jazz, blues and classical pieces and then calls everyone to attention with a great ceremonial fanfare!
Program TBA
Artists: Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Dell Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 7:00 PM
The Black Pearl, in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia, has invited the most talented amateur musicians and singers and music teachers and the very best students from the School District of Philadelphia to join them in a fun and unique side by side performance funded in part by the Knight Foundation. Your neighbors, friends and family will be on stage with the world-class professional musicians of Black Pearl and choristers from Opera Philadelphia for a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform one of the most beloved and profound pieces ever written- Beethoven's Symphony 9.
Sponsor: Knight Foundation
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Opera Philadelphia; School District of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Various locations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 6:00 PM
This rehearsal will take place in the auditorium at the Kensington CAPA High School located at 1901 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Sponsor: PECO
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; School District of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Opera Philadelphia
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Various locations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 6:00 PM
This rehearsal will take place in the auditorium at the Kensington CAPA High School located at 1901 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Sponsor: PECO
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; School District of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Opera Philadelphia
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Various locations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 6:00 PM
This rehearsal will take place in the auditorium at the Kensington CAPA High School located at 1901 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Sponsor: PECO
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; School District of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Opera Philadelphia
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Various locations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 6:00 PM
This rehearsal will take place in the auditorium at the Kensington CAPA High School located at 1901 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Sponsor: PECO
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; School District of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Opera Philadelphia
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
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