Cristina Pato has created a new Kickstarter project for her upcoming album Latina, to be released in May 2015.
In her own words “Latina is a way to embrace my heritage through music exploring the connections between the country of origin of the word, Italy, and the countries that are nowadays considered latinos. Using the metaphor of one of the essential rhythms of traditional music: the 6/8, Latina is a musical journey that begins with the Italian Tarantella and travels through Spain and Latin American 6/8 rhythms like the venezuelan Joropo, the peruvian Landó, the Galician muiñeira and rhythms that have travelled both ways in the latin world, the Tanguillo and the Fandango”
Head over to the Kickstarter page where you can find a cool promo video and more info on the project, and don’t miss your change to back the project. There’s a reward for every budget, so go check it out and don’t forget to tell your friends!
The third week of November, Cristina will team up with the prestigious Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès for a series of performances in Barcelona, Sabadell and Manresa. The program includes the world premiere of Emilio Solla’s A Galician Voyage: Concerto for Bagpipes, Piano & Orchestra, one of the pieces commissioned by Cristina for her GAITA AND ORCHESTRA COMMISSIONING PROJECT, which was awarded a grant by NewMusicUSA.
Below you can find the schedule of the events and all the info:
More info, as usual, in the events section.
On September 23rd through the 25th, Cristina will be at the College of the Holy Cross presenting My Lethe Story, as part of the Arts Transcending Borders initiative.
From the College of the Holy Cross own website:
In this concert and panel discussion, ATB Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato is joined by fellow Silk Road Ensemble member Shane Shanahan, renowned clarinetist Todd Palmer and musicians from the Boston-based A Far Cry. Faculty from CreateLab, an innovative pedagogical experiment and an outgrowth of ATB, share insights on the interrelationship between time, memory and identity. Program features Cristina Pato’s “My Lethe Story,” and Osvaldo Golijov’s “The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.” Pato weaves her native Galicia and the mythical Lethe, the River of Forgetfulness, into a powerful story on a loved one’s memory loss. Inspired by the great Kabbalist rabbi Isaac the Blind, Golijov’s Dreams and Prayers is a meditation on life, Judaism, and music — the primordial human expression “with the power to build castles of sound in our memories.”
Below you can find the schedule of Cristina’s residence activities: