Thursday: Peter Buffett holds free concert in Atherton


By Miranda Simon

Special to the Almanac

Peter Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, will be telling children of Atherton's Sacred Heart Preparatory School to put their dreams before money, said school spokesperson Millie Lee.

In addition to speaking to students, Mr. Buffett, an Emmy-award winning composer and musician, will hold a free "Concert and Conversation" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Harman Auditorium on the Sacred Heart Prep campus in Atherton. The event is open to the public.

During the 90-minute performance, Mr. Buffett will play the piano, accompanied by cellist Michael Kott.

The concert and conversation reflect messages in his book, "Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment," published last year by Random House. Mr. Buffett talks about growing up in a privileged household and choosing his career.

In an edited video of a concert posted on Mr. Buffett's website, he tells stories of his childhood in the pauses between the music, and the audience is invited to shout out questions.

"I started this because people said, 'You're Warren Buffett's son -- you're so normal.' Of course, I took this as a compliment but I thought, how strange that would have to be the case, why wouldn't I be normal?" Mr. Buffett says in the video.

While admission is free, reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating.

Visit to make reservations.

A book signing will follow at 8:45 p.m.

Sacred Heart Schools are at 150 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton.

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