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Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra: Highlighting Diversity in Classical Music

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. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more. 

On Friday, March 7, 2014, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra is performing at the Barnes Foundation. The program includes Copland's Appalachian Spring and Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires featuring Luigi Mazzocchi as violin soloist.

Black Pearl is also still conducting auditions for members of the public to play Beethoven's 9th symphony"side by side" with its musicians in a concert this June.


Listen to Susan's interview with Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeri Lynn Johnson.


Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.