Events - Past

The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, 7 March 2014 - 6:00 PM
As the seasons change, The Barnes Foundation once again presents Black Pearl as part of its fun First Friday concert series. In honor of the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra performs Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and will feature performances from its fabulous new Black Pearl Brass Quintet and the florid violin virtuosity of Luigi Mazzocchi in a performance of Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
Presenter: The Barnes Foundation
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Artist: Luigi Mazzocchi (Violin)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Abington Friends School: Marshall Auditorium
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Friday, 31 January 2014 - 1:00 PM
Abington Friends School celebrates 25 years of presenting great artists to the students, faculty and families thanks to the generous Marshall Family, who funds innovative music education activities and world-class concerts for the school. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the concert series named for the family and Black Pearl is honored to be invited to work with the students and perform at the concert.
Program TBA
Artists: Larry Williams (French Horn); Kenneth Bean (Trumpet); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Michael Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Salem Baptist Church
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 3:00 PM
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra is delighted to once again perform this holiday classic at Salem Baptist Church.
Presenter: Salem Baptist Church
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Ardmore Presbyterian Church
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 7:00 PM
Join us for an amazing exploration of the unique voices of three women composers- Suzanne Sorkin, Tania Leon and Melinda Wagner. This brief but powerful concert will feature the brilliant Julietta Curenton as flute soloist.
Presenter: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
León: Indigena
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion
Artist: Julietta Curenton (Flute)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Zion Baptist Church
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 3:00 PM
The historic Zion Baptist Church has invited Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and the students of Settlement's Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra to join them for their Annual Holiday Concert!
Program TBA
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Christ Church
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 26 September 2013 - 7:30 PM
A series of FREE events exploring spaces and formats

In 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, in partnership with Andrea Clearfield and artists and presenters from multiple disciplines, created the “New Spaces / New Formats” research group. The group’s mission is to investigate how the Philadelphia music community can use alternative performance spaces and new formats to reach out to potential audiences in new ways and in new parts of the city, and to develop cross-genre programming. The projects presented at the Christ Church and Neighborhood House during the week of September 24–29, 2013 is a culmination of this research.
Presenter: Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
Haydn: Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 76 no 1/H 3 no 75
Artists: Simon Gollo (Violin); Carlos Rubio (Violin); Adriana Linares (Viola); Jesus Morales (Cello)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Rodriguez: Tango
Artists: Simon Gollo (Violin); Carlos Rubio (Violin); Adriana Linares (Viola); Jesus Morales (Cello)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Friday, 20 September 2013 - 5:00 PM
We are honored to perform in our nation's capital for the Congressional Black Caucus for their closing award ceremony. Black Pearl's awesome brass ensemble will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and popular works for brass ensemble
Presenter: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Byrd: The March before the Battle, or The Earl of Oxford's March, MB 93
Artists: Danielle Kuhlmann (French Horn); Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Rich Kelly (Trumpet); Michael Lormand (Trombone); Mike Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba); Scott Robinson
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Crespo: Spirit of Brass
Artists: Danielle Kuhlmann (French Horn); Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Rich Kelly (Trumpet); Michael Lormand (Trombone); Mike Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba); Scott Robinson
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Hazell: Four Brass Cats
Artists: Danielle Kuhlmann (French Horn); Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Rich Kelly (Trumpet); Michael Lormand (Trombone); Mike Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba); Scott Robinson
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry "Danny Boy" (Londonderry Air)
Artists: Danielle Kuhlmann (French Horn); Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Rich Kelly (Trumpet); Michael Lormand (Trombone); Mike Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba); Scott Robinson
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Artists: Danielle Kuhlmann (French Horn); Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Rich Kelly (Trumpet); Michael Lormand (Trombone); Mike Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba); Scott Robinson
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Rossini: Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
Artists: Danielle Kuhlmann (French Horn); Larry Williams (French Horn); Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet); Rich Kelly (Trumpet); Michael Lormand (Trombone); Mike Seltzer (Trombone); Matthew K. Brown (Tuba); Scott Robinson
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Table 31
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 5:30 PM
THE FLOW - Philadelphia's premiere young professional after-work networking group- is presenting some of the city's most prominent personalities spinning their favorite tunes for their favorite causes. Join BPCO Music Director Jeri Lynne Johnson as she spins tunes from the Golden Age of Hip Hop! Tickets are only $10 at the door and proceeds will support the BPCO's summer music education activities for Philadelphia kids!
Presenter: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
TBA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 12:00 PM
Members of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra are honored to perform for the award ceremony for the prestigious Northeasterners Inc. national convention
Presenter: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Pyramid Club of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, 1 May 2013 - 5:30 PM
The Philadelphia cultural scene has been energized and enriched in the last 20 years by innovators who combine artistic talent with entrepreneurial drive. They don't wait for traditional cultural institutions to give them permission to do what they do. They make things happen with the resources on hand. For the final Sunday Breakfast Club program of the season, we'll meet three such artist/entrepreneurs: Nick Stuccio, co-founder and producing director of FringeArts; Thaddeus Squire, founder of the Hidden City Philadelphia festival and Web site; and Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and music director of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
Presenter: Sunday Breakfast Club
Program TBA
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monday, 29 April 2013 - 7:00 PM
The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra is a part two time winner of this prestigious award for innovation in the Arts. This year, we are once again a finalist and have been invited to perform as part of the Award Ceremony!
Presenter: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in D major, K 136 (125a) "Salzburg Symphony no 1"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Philadelphia Cathedral
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 24 February 2013 - 4:00 PM
Love Beethoven? So do we! Join us on February 23rd or 24th for a collaborative performance with Maestro Alan Harler and the Mendelssohn Club in a concert full of passion, innovation and choral magic featuring Beethoven's Second Symphony and his majestic Choral Fantasy and a commission by Philadelphia composer Jeremy Gill.

Want a ticket discount to out next concert? Bring a children's book to the Beethoven & Gill concert for donation to the Tree House Books book drive and get $5.00 off the next BPCO concert! Tree House Books is on a mission to grow and sustain a community of readers, writers, and thinkers in North Central Philadelphia. Packed with books and homemade art, Tree House is the only urban literary cafe for young people in the city. During the after-school program, Life with Books, elementary-aged children meet with literacy coaches and are given the opportunity to join book clubs, meet authors, write their own stories, and build their at-home libraries. With 9 schools closing in Tree House's zip code alone, access to books and a safe place have never been more important in the North Central neighborhood.
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
Artist: Ching-Yun Hu (Piano)
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Conductor: Alan Harler
Philadelphia Cathedral
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 23 February 2013 - 7:30 PM
Love Beethoven? So do we! Join us on February 23rd or 24th for a collaborative performance with Maestro Alan Harler and the Mendelssohn Club in a concert full of passion, innovation and choral magic featuring Beethoven's Second Symphony and his majestic Choral Fantasy and a commission by Philadelphia composer Jeremy Gill.

Want a ticket discount to out next concert? Bring a children's book to the Beethoven & Gill concert for donation to the Tree House Books book drive and get $5.00 off the next BPCO concert! Tree House Books is on a mission to grow and sustain a community of readers, writers, and thinkers in North Central Philadelphia. Packed with books and homemade art, Tree House is the only urban literary cafe for young people in the city. During the after-school program, Life with Books, elementary-aged children meet with literacy coaches and are given the opportunity to join book clubs, meet authors, write their own stories, and build their at-home libraries. With 9 schools closing in Tree House's zip code alone, access to books and a safe place have never been more important in the North Central neighborhood.
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
Artist: Ching-Yun Hu (Piano)
Ensembles: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Conductor: Alan Harler
Salem Baptist Church
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 9 December 2012 - 4:00 PM
BPCO is delighted to help Salem Baptist Church celebrate the installation of its new pastor, Reverend Marshall Mitchell, by performing Handel's Messiah! This performance will feature the Jeremy Winston Chorale, recent gold medal winners at the 2012 World Choir Games, and special music from Salem's talented and gifted musicians, including the Robert Johnson Smith Male Chorus
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; Salem Baptist Church
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Artist: Jeremy Winston
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, 7 December 2012 - 6:00 PM
Free with admission to the Barnes. Tickets allowing entry into building, special exhibition and performances in the Court are available on-site the day of visit. $10; free for members. For tickets: (888)616-0277

Bring a date and experience a provocative performance of classical music featured in the 50 Shades of Grey novels. Let the sensuous sounds of Villa Lobos' haunting aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, featuring soprano Kelly Ann Bixby of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, wash over you amid the gorgeous art work of the great masters in the new Barnes Foundation. A proud part of the Barnes' First Friday Concert Series.
Presenter: The Barnes Foundation
Dvorak: Nocturne for String Orchestra in B major, Op. 40/B 47
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
Romero: Fuga con Pajarillo
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 5 for Voice and 8 Cellos
Artists: Kelly Ann Bixby (Soprano); Jesus Morales (Cello)
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, 6 September 2012 - 7:00 PM
Once again, the BPCO will present its fun and exciting iConduct! program as part of WHYY's celebration of the creative connectors in Philadelphia. This time, Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik will be featured!
Presenters: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra; WHYY
Mozart: Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 - 5:30 PM
Join the Black Pearl for our last festival date at Philadelphia's City Hall Courtyard. Situated in the heart of Philadelphia's bustling Center City District, the BPCO will put the baton into the hands of some of Philly's finest!
Presenter: City Hall Presents
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Kimmel Center: Commonwealth Plaza
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, 8 June 2012 - 6:00 PM
Join the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra for the 3rd concert in its iConduct! Festival- where the audience can join Maestra Jeri Lynne Johnson on stage and receive a mini-conducting lesson in front of a live world-class orchestra! This FREE event is open to the public!
Presenter: Kimmel Center
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 26 May 2012 - 11:30 AM
Come spend the weekend with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra as we help celebrate the opening of the Barnes Foundation’s Philadelphia campus with 56 consecutive hours of free access and activities. Inspiring the weekend’s films, foods, and performances are the mix of cultures represented in the Barnes’s collection and the 1920s, the heady decade when the Foundation began. The BPCO will offer anyone who wishes the opportunity to receive a mini-conducting lesson in front of the orchestra with Maestra Jeri Lynne Johnson! Activities are designed for participants of all ages, with events that are particularly family friendly clustered in the hours between 11 am and 4 pm each day.
Presenter: The Barnes Foundation
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 19 May 2012 - 3:00 PM
This year's Philadelphia on Parade will feature more than 800 performing artists on 5 electrifying stages highlighting the diversity of world music with a line-up that includes classical, gospel, spoken word, jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, and rock, global dance ensembles, dance workshops, and a crafts marketplace. CIGNA Children's Pavilion will include storytellers, jugglers, face painters, mini-circus, arts & craft stations, sing-a-longs, as well as interactive demonstrations to get the little ones dancing and exercising. Independence Blue Cross Health Pavilion, feature life-saving techniques, blood pressure testing, cholesterol testing, massages, wellness sessions, healthy eating tips, yoga, Zumba, senior movements, line dancing, demonstrations, book signings and more. This year the Mann is delighted to welcome Parkside Association of Philadelphia as a health pavilion partner under the direction of Lucinda Hudson. Parkside Association of Philadelphia, PAP, is a community based organization that supports the West Parkside community. PAP identifies and accesses social services to promote a better quality of life for all of its residents.

Bring your lawn chairs—picnics are welcome!
Presenter: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ensemble: Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeri Lynne Johnson
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