World-renowned pianist Peter Nero and the Philly Pops orchestra are bringing the music of George Gershwin to St. Petersburg in 2014.
Nero and the orchestra will perform a night of the composer’s classics, such as “Strike Up the Band,” “S’Wonderful,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Rhapsody in Blue” at the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 28.
Tickets for The Gershwin Project tour, priced at $37.50, $45.50 and $55.50, go on sale Aug. 23 at noon through themahaffey.com, the theater’s box office, or by calling (727) 893-7832.
Now in his 50th year of performing, Nero, 79, has released 68 albums, including the platinum-selling “The Summer of ‘42.”
His career also includes two Grammy Awards and numerous other nominations.
Hailed as one of the premier interpreters of Gershwin, Nero has led the Philly Pops for more than three decades.
A child prodigy, Nero began his formal music training when he was 7, and later attended New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and Julliard School of Music. His first major national TV success came at the age of 17 when he was chosen to perform “Rhapsody in Blue” on Paul Whiteman’s television special.