St. Louis Symphony bass trombonist presents solo recital

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KALAMAZOO—Gerry Pagano, bass trombonist with the St. Louis Symphony, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Gerry Pagano

Pagano received bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the Juilliard School, and was a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for eight seasons. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Metropolitan Opera of New York, San Francisco Opera, Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra and Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. In 2008 he released his first solo CD, "Departure." He is a member of the Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony, a chamber ensemble that performs concerts and conducts master classes in the Midwest.

Pagano is also a founding member of the St. Louis Low Brass Collective, a nonprofit organization designed to support and promote education and performance for St. Louis area low brass musicians. He has taught low brass at the University of Missouri–St. Louis for eight years, and has taught several summers at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.

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