Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, Mr. Nero and his eponymous orchestra continue to elicit international attention while strengthening Philadelphia's cultural significance domestically and abroad. In addition to critical acclaim, their standards of excellence enrich the lives of Philadelphians through: an active role in our City's Fourth of July celebrations for over 25 years; its establishment as a resident company of The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts; and frequent performances as the Philadelphia -- and

frequent performances at other

Philadelphia landmarks such as the

National Constitution Center and

Independence Hall; and

Whereas, Mr. Nero is an active

supporter of many important causes,

including the funding of school music

programs, funding for the building of new arts centers across the country, as well as research for cancer, dystonia, and autism; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Council of the City of Philadelphia, that Council does hereby recognize, honor, and thank Peter Nero for his lifetime of contributions to musical excellence and his commitment to preserving Philadelphia as a national focal point for arts and culture. We wish him and the Philly POPS continued success.

Further resolved, that an engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to Artistic Director Peter Nero as evidence of the sincere sentiments of

this legislative body.

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