He’s being sued by the orchestra president for saying, two years ago, that ‘a bunch of crooks dressed in $3,000 suits came in who didn’t know a thing about the music business.’
Peter Nero, 80, music director emeritus of the Philly Pops, now says he didn’t really mean that.
Frank Giordano, the orchestra president, last week launched a $75,000 defamation suit against him. A statement from Nero’s lawyer’s office said: ‘I recognize that I perhaps should have been more careful. I apologize for that conversation and some of the statements I made. I did not mean to cause harm nor offend.’
Course he didn’t.
What’s impressive is a conductor who can tell a $3,000 suit from a $300 one.