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Season Event

Peter Nero: Classic Connections

  • September 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Our season opens with the legendary pianist and conductor Peter Nero performing a captivating fusion of popular favorites and great classical works. Joined by jazz bassist Michael Barnett, this two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist blends Sondheim with Chopin, reworks Cole Porter with influences of Beethoven, and performs Andrew Lloyd Webber in the styles of Puccini and Ravel. Peter Nero has enchanted audiences worldwide for over a half century with his musical brilliance, astounding virtuosity, and warm sense of humor. This Juilliard-trained pianist has recorded scores of albums, collaborated with such great talents as Mel Tormé and Rod Stewart, and has been the celebrated conductor of the world-renowned Philly Pops for the past 34 years. “A polished, skillful, and imaginative pianist with taste and a sense of humor.” (The New York Times)

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