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[Canceled] Mary Jo Pagano Concert Pianist

Mission Dolores Basilica

Mission Dolores Basilica [Canceled] Mary Jo Pagano Concert Pianist

Pianist, MARY JO PAGANO, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Center of New York, will perform a concert along with her daughter, violinist TARA PAGANO TOUB, Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30 p.m. on the recently acquired Steinway concert grand piano at the Mission Dolores Basilica Church, Sixteenth and Dolores Sts., San Francisco.

The concert is FREE and donations are accepted in support of the Basilica Parish Music Ministries.

Mary Jo Pagano has been heard both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States. Harold Schoenberg, music critic of the New York Times, called her a “major talent” after judging her performance of the Prokofieff Second Piano Concerto at the Manhattan School of Music concerto competition.

In 2012, she founded The Chamber Music Center of New York, a program that “connects the world through chamber music.” Starting with a group of three High School students in her living room, CMC has grown to include over 85 students, 18 chamber groups, three orchestras, a summer intensive, international exchanges and successful Amateur Adult Workshops.

Mary Jo has performed at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Beethoven Festival, Frick Collection, Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music and has concertized as a soloist and chamber musician at many universities and colleges in the United States.

Mary Jo received her Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music as a scholarship student of Leon Fleisher. Her other teachers include James Ruccolo, Yoheved Kaplinsky and Constance Keene. She has performed in masterclasses for such great artists as John Browning, Menachem Pressler, Leon Fleisher, Robert Levine, William Pleeth, and Andre Watts.

Ms. Pagano can be seen as a performer and spokesperson on the Educational Series “Exploring a World of Music.” This twelve-part series is shown in college classrooms and PBS stations throughout the United States.




Mary Jo Pagano

piano soloist

Tara Pagano-Toub

violin soloist