Cristina Pato & Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès performing in Barcelona

Cristina Pato & OSVThe 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.

Cristina Pato’s Residency at the College of the Holy Cross

Time, Memory, Identity

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:
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Cristina Pato and The Silk Road Ensemble: European Tour

Zorlu Center

On the first week of September, Cristina set out with her fellow members of the Silk Road for the Ensemble’s European Tour, which includes the stages of Izmir, Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, and, back in North America, Toronto (more info in the Events section).

For those of you not lucky enough to attend to any of this venues, here is a video of the Ensemble perfoming Muiñeiras from Cancionero live at the group’s fifteen year celebration at Tanglewood: Continue reading