Cristina has been bestowed with the Castelao Medal, the greatest honor presented by the Galician Government to honour the people and institutions that have created exceptional works in the arts, culture, literature, science, or in any other field that is worthy of distinction.
The award ceremony will take place on June 28th.
Cristina Pato performing with the NY Philharmonic – February 2015
On June 8th, for the first of NY Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert’s farewell concerts, Yo-Yo Ma, Edward Perez, and Silk Road Ensemble members Cristina Pato, Johnny Gandelsman, and Shane Shanahan join the New York Philharmonic and orchestra musicians from around the world. The concert, on the theme “celebrating the power of music to unite across borders,” will include Kinan Azmeh’s Ibn Arabi Postlude and Edward Perez’s The Latina 6/8 Suite, the work conceived and commissioned by Cristina and Silkroad for her Latina project. Alan Gilbert himself will join them at the violin.
Cristina has performed with the New York Philharmonic before: in February 2015 she became the first Gaita player ever to perform with the renowned orchestra, when they played Osvaldo Golijov’s Rose of the Winds. Here’s the link to a video recorded for Galician TVG news on the occasion.
Tickets for the concert are already sold out. For more info visit the NY Philharmonic site →.
On May 27, Cristina joins fellow Silk Road Ensemble Members Shane Shanahan and Ko Umezaki for a special screening of Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers hosted by The Muse Seek Project in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Founded by Maria Batlle, the Project fosters inclusion and aims to open up the world of music to deaf children across the Dominican Republic.
The screening will be followed by a performance and panel discussion. More info at The Muse Seek Project website →