The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble to premiere at TIFF 2015

The Music of Strangers

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville’s new work, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, will have its World Premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film is about the acclaimed cellist and his longtime musical collaborators, a collective of diverse instrumentalists, including Kayhan Kalhor, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh, Cristina Pato.

In August last year, Morgan Neville and his crew spent a few days in Galicia to shoot footage of Cristina in her homeland for this documentary.

Below are the film credits:

Morgan Neville
Caitrin Rogers
Graham Willoughby
Executive Producer:
Diane Weyermann, Laura Freid, Jeff Skoll, Cristin Canterbury Bagnall, Julie Goldman
Jason Zeldes, Helen Kearns
Dennis Hamlin, Dimitri Tisseyre
Principal Cast:
Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor

Upcoming Events in the US

This last week of July and the first of August, Cristina is back in the US for a series of events and performances, starting this Thursday July 30th with the El Camino Project first salon recital, accompanying mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov at the piano, in San Francisco, CA.

After that, Cristina will head back to Boston, for her Summer Institute (August 2nd through 5th) at Harvard University.

Last but not least, Cristina will once again join Damian Woetzel to take part in the Vail International Dance Festival (August 6th through 12th).

In other news, here’s a link to the video of Cristina’s last week interview in TVG Show A Revista FDS:


Cristina’s Summer Tour

diario_burgosCristina is presently in Spain for her Summer Tour. She has already performed at the Castilla Folk Festival in Burgos (see the picture of the local newspaper Diario de Burgos covering the concert) and the tour includes a performance at the XXXI Edition of the famed Festival de Ortigueira. One of the most important folk festivals of all Europe (with attendances of over 80.000 people), it will be held on July 16th though the 19th, and will include outstanding artists such as Budiño, Sharon Shannon, Xabi Aburruzaga, Finnegan-McSherry Project and Capercaillie.

Cristina’s concert is scheduled for Friday 17th at 23:30.

On the other hand, Cristina will also take part in the TVG Día de Santiago Special Show, on July 25th.