Peter Nero Obituary – The Philadelphia Inquirer


Peter Nero Obituary – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Famed pianist and Pops legend Peter Nero has died at 89

by Earl Hopkins and Peter Dobrin
Published Jul 8, 2023

The musical auteur and longtime director of the Philadelphia Pops died Thursday, but his winning charm and graceful pianism will be remembered beyond the scores he conducted and concert stages he graced.

Peter Nero, 89, the legendary pianist, longtime player-conductor of the Philly Pops, and jazz maestro, died Thursday.

His daughter, Beverly Nero, said he died of natural causes at Home Care Assisted Living Facility in Eustis, Fla. Services will be private.

“We are saddened today to hear of Peter Nero’s passing,” the Philly Pops wrote in a statement. “There are countless unforgettable moments which Peter brought to Philadelphia. The Philly Pops has always been inspired by his vision, his talent, and his artistry.”

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