Peter Nero and the Philly Pops
Independence Mall was packed Wednesday night as many gathered for an annual Fourth of July holiday tradition.
Musicians in the Philly Pops are interceding in the dispute between management and their leader, Peter Nero, over his contract.
As the Philly Pops tries to work its way out of bankuptcy, it is threatening to end its 33-year relationship with its founding artistic director and conductor.
Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.
Peter Nero says early ticket sales are strong for his 34th season.
The Orchestra and the Philly Pops decided to end their partnership as part of the Orchestra’s reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Some sat in lawn chairs, others on blankets and many just stood waving the American flag while they listened to the patriotic sounds of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.
In an effort to become more visible in these down economic times, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops staged a mini-concert on Wednesday at the Reading Terminal Market.
If you have tickets to any remaining concerts for Peter Nero and the Philly Pops this month: the shows will go on. But, next season remains in limbo.
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s financial reorganization could leave the famed conductor playing solo.
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops presents four evenings of music and comedy featuring Robert Klein In Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, March 30th through April 3rd.