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Cristina Pato, Galician Bagpipe and the Cristina Pato Quartet


Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

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About the Event

The gaita, or Galician bagpipe, has an unmistakable sound: haunting, tender at moments, and ferocious in others. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Cristina Pato is one of its few masters. “She’s a virtuoso, and when she opens the floodgates of her technique, the force can knock you back a few steps.” (The New York Times) In two different programs with her quartet, Pato will showcase all that her instrument and prodigious talent can offer. 

Cristina Pato Quartet

Cristina Pato, gaita, piano and vocals
Victor Prieto, accordion
Edward Perez, bass
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums

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“Latina and Migrations” – exploring the musical heritage of Cristina Pato and the gaita

6PM – Cristina Pato samples the diffusion of Latino music from her most recent CD “Latina,”
9PM – The ensemble returns to explore the gaita’s folk roots and legacy with selections from her CD “Migrations.”

Make a night of It and come to both concerts with a Dancebreak in between….

Immerse yourself in the folk tradition at the heart of this year’s PUC125 series through dance classes offered in between three of the PUC125 events. This Galician dance class is inspired by the music performed at the 9pm concert by Cristina Pato, and led by professional dancer, Andres Camano.  Embrace the folk spirit in these events, free to all ticketholders. This Dancebreak will take place in the Music Room at Nassau Presbyterian Church. 

PLEASE NOTE:  You must have purchased tickets to one of the concerts in order to attend Dancebreak.  Tickets will be checked at the door.

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