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Fort Worth Flashback: Pianist Peter Nero recorded album with Fort Worth Symphony

Posted July 12, 2013

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A two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, Peter Nero leads his Pops orchestra, blending classical, swing, Broadway, blues and jazz.

One of his greatest achievements is being the founding music director of the world-renowned Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. In 2007, Nero joined Rod Stewart from the piano for a performance of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” at the Academy of Music 150th Anniversary Concert.

In 1992, the Fort Worth Symphony Pops recorded “Digital Classics with Peter Nero,” conducted by John Giordano. Nero is seated in this photo, and Giordano is standing at right.

Nero’s recent guest performances include engagements with the Indianapolis Symphony, the National Arts Centre Symphony in Ottawa, the Charlotte Symphony, the Detroit Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony, among others.

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