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First Friday! Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

Nightlife / Music / Social / Performance

Friday, March 3, 6 – 9pm


Jeri Lynne Johnson conducts the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.

$28; National, Patron, and Contributor members and students $10; Supporters and Sustainers free

About the Event

Enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare at our monthly First Friday mixer. This March, we welcome Philadelphia’s own Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, directed and conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson.

This performance at the Barnes is part of an international series of concerts celebrating Women’s History Month and the 20th anniversary of the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship, a two-year award supporting women conductors. Tonight’s program features Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev playing DANCE, a concerto commissioned by Segev from Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne. Segev’s 2020 recording of DANCE topped Amazon’s classical concertos chart and was named one of NPR Music’s “Favorite Songs of 2020.”

First Friday at the Barnes includes access to the collection galleries and to Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Rememberbefore it opens to the public on March 5.

Cocktails and light fare are available for purchase. Seating is limited.