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Peter Nero and the Philly Pops

Beethoven, Big Band and Broadway

Peter Nero & the Philly Pops

Peter Nero & the Philly Pops entertain outside Independence Hall on the 4th of July Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

Description

The Experience

Grammy Award-winning pianist and conductor Peter Nero leads an accomplished and versatile orchestra through upbeat programs for people who enjoy all kinds of music. Demonstrating formidable breadth and skill, the musicians are equally at home performing classical, Broadway, rock and jazz works. Seasonal highlights include eclectic performances with such titles as Latin Fiesta, Pop Opera, Jump n’ Jive and Broadway Showstoppers.

The Philly Pops is known for its adventurous combinations, so don’t be surprised if you hear selections from the disco musical The Wiz juxtaposed with Beethoven’s Ninth symphony. Drawing from diverse musical genres in suave arrangements, Nero proves that sophisticated orchestration and popular tunes can happily coexist.

History

Produced by the nonprofit organization Encore Series, Inc., Peter Nero and the Philly Pops has been energizing audiences since 1979. The Pops has performed for many special events including Philly’s Fourth of July fireworks festivities at the Art Museum, on television for We the People, to celebrate the signing of the Constitution, and at New York City’s Carnegie Hall to enthusiastic audiences.

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