About The Bernal Hill Players
The Bernal Hill Players have been performing since 2008 throughout the Bay Area and Mexico City, have commissioned several pieces by Bay Area and Mexican composers, and have produced a CD entitled “San Francisco: In and About the City”.
Their mission is to play a wide and rich repertoire, to commission new works, to explore connections between classical and folk genres, and to use chamber music as a way of both celebrating local community and creating cross-cultural musical connections.
Jennifer Peringer is a pianist who is passionate about playing chamber music from around the world, with specialties in Latin American repertoire and newly composed music. She is a founding member of the Bernal Hill Players, for whom she has made numerous innovative arrangements of works by well-loved composers such as Manuel de Falla, Agustín Lara, Astor Piazzolla, and Carlos Santana. She also performs with the Latin folk duo Chile y Limón, and with Katrina Wreede’s “Composing Together” ensemble. Jennifer’s eclectic background includes a decade spent in London playing saxophone, congas, tablas, keyboards and accordion in various bands and theater companies, before going on to earn music degrees from the University of London and San Francisco State University. She currently teaches piano, accordion, and chamber music at the Community Music Center in San Francisco.