Friday Arts

Jeri Lynne Johnson: Taking The Lead

Clip: Season 2018 | 6m 53s

Female conductors are still trying to catch up to their male counterparts, and African American music directors are even more rare. That didn’t stop Jeri Lynne Johnson of pursuing her dream when she founded The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in 2008, right here in Philadelphia.

Aired: 02/15/18

Rating: NR

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