Peter Nero Agrees to Leave Philly Pops in 2013

After three and a half decades leading the Philly Pops, 78-year-old Peter Nero has OKed a severance deal that will have him step down from his post as conductor after the 2012-2013 season. Nero will continue to conduct the Independence Day concert in Philly, but will cede the naming rights to the Philly Pops upon his exit. The agreement comes after a lengthy debate on Nero’s future with the Pops. [Inquirer]