Award-winning pianist Peter Nero will celebrate his 50th anniversary of recording music in St. Petersburg with a performance of The Gershwin Project at The Mahaffey Theater.
The world-renowned founding conductor and Artistic Director of the Peter Nero and the Philly POPS orchestra is hailed as one of the premier interpreters of George Gershwin, In fact, Nero’s first major national television success happened when, at the age of 17, he performed “Rhapsody in Blue” on Paul Whiteman’s television special. A child prodigy, Nero began his formal music training when seven, was accepted to New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and won a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music.
During his 50 years in the industry, Nero produced 68 albums, won two Grammy® awards and received 10 additional nominations. The 1975 release of The Summer of ’42 resulted in a million-selling single and album. By popular demand, many of Nero’s original vinyl recordings have been re-issued on CD. Music lovers of all generations can now hear him on As Time Goes By…The Great American Songbook, Volume III, a 2003 Rod Stewart album.[buyticket]http://tickets.themahaffey.com/single/SelectSeatingSYOS.aspx?p=762&z=52[/buyticket]