Music is all around us—in the wind, the rain, and the weird sounds that children make. Listen to something that’s actually been rehearsed with this GrouponLive deal to see Peter Nero and the Philly Pops concert Dancing and Romancing at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $33, you get a ticket for a second-tier seat (up to an $72 value, including fees).
- For $39, you get a ticket for an orchestra seat (up to an $84 value, including fees).
- For $57, you get a ticket for an orchestra box or first-tier box seat (up to a $120 value including fees).<p>
For each option, choose from the following performances:
- Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, October 14, at 3 p.m.<p>
Peter Nero and his Philly Pops orchestra pay tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the opening concert of their 34th season. Guest artists, including Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas and violinist Michael Ludwig, join the orchestra as it performs the swing, ragtime, and ballroom numbers of Astaire and Rogers’ singing and dancing heyday. Broadway stars Joan Hess and Kirby Ward glide cross the stage while performing cover choreography that twirls dresses and dashes top hats until they demand to be returned to Abe Lincoln at the presidential wax museum.
Conductor and pianist Peter Nero directs the pops orchestra in an evening of dance and romance that adds to his resumé as a renowned musician. The two-time Grammy winner has been showered with accolades and epithets through his career, being called the “perfect pops conductor” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the “epitome of the pops performer” by the Washington Post. Ray Charles, in an interview with Keyboard magazine, even paid tribute to his piano peer by saying, “Peter Nero plays his buns off.”
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The cello-shaped Verizon Hall serenades eyes with mahogany accents under the 150-foot barrel-vaulted glass ceiling of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. With seats for 2,500 audience members, the hall immerses both spectators and musicians in the clarity generated by its premium acoustics, which absorb vibrations from the subway tunnel below with 225 rubber isolation pads and allow for precise tuning with retractable curtains and sound-reflecting panels. Seasoned jazz artist Branford Marsalis confirmed Verizon Hall's sound acumen when he told NPR it is "the best concert hall on the East Coast."