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February and March were full of educational engagements for Cristina. With Silkroad residencies at The College of the Holy Cross and Rice University and workshops in Boston for the Mass META Fellows, Cristina joins the Reggio Children Foundation and Silkroad for a weeklong residency in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Then, Cristina will return to Galicia where she will have the honor to inaugurate the XXXVIII Feira do Viño de Amandi, in Sober, Lugo.

And then, back to the US for a Silkroad Ensemble Tour that takes them to eleven cities throughout the country in just fifteen days, including performances in Brookville, NY (April 7th), Newark, NJ (April 8th), Princeton, NJ (April 9th), Hamilton, NY (April 11th), Amherst, MA (April 12th), Lewisburg, PA (April 14th), Tallahassee, FL (April 17th), Sarasota, FL (April 19th), Naples, FL (April 20th), Palm Beach, FL (April 21st), and Miami, FL (April 23th).

Stay tuned for news about Cristina’s next steps… and take a look the year-in-review video we created!

Last Stops of the Cristina Pato Quartet Tour

Cristina Pato Quartet
Cristina Pato Quartet
Cristina Pato Quartet
Tau Consortium

After taking part in the TAU Consortium Conference last January 15th, Cristina wraps up the tour with the Cristina Pato Quartet with concerts in Florida, Ohio and Texas, bringing down the curtain on an exhilarating season full of performances, residencies and workshops with her amazing Quartet: Víctor Prieto, Edward Perez and Mauricio Zottarelli and collaborator Juan Felipe Mayorga.

The Vindel Parchment: A Historical Concert

O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical

O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical

O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical
O Pergamiño Vindel: unha viaxe musical

The multimedia show “The Vindel Parchment: A Musical Journey” created, directed and conducted by Cristina Pato has been a resounding success. The concert, commissioned by the University of Vigo for its Christmas Concert and produced by CUNDE (Cecilia Carballido), explored the idea of continuity through diversity and included seven arrangements of the original songs made by renowned Galician artists from styles such as jazz, early, modern, hip-hop and traditional music: Grupo Martín Códax, Anxo Pintos, Begoña Riobó, Wöyza, the Coro da Mariña conducted by Ugia Pedreira and Pierrot Rougier, Yago Váquez, Roberto Comesaña, Miguel Cabana and Belén L. Méndez “Nacu” (calligraphy). Acclaimed by critics and public alike, here’s what the press had to say:

O espírito musical de Códax – Faro de Vigo, 20/12/2017

Yesterday’s concert, “The Vindel Parchment: A Musical Journey”, directed by Cristina Pato, would very well deserve to go down in the annals of Galician music History, as well as in those of the Cantigas by Martín Códax. The reasons are many. First of all, it managed to make all the participating musicians and singers (about half a hundred) offer different musical visions of the 13th century cantigas showing close interpretations of how they might sound at the time they were born; in addition to more contemporary views that range from soul, pop, classical music, folk and the coral phenomenon.

The second reason comes with the format, a ‘remastering’ of the didactic concert, since between performances small interviews conducted by Pato herself with the musicians were included, about the arrangements they made and about the musicality of the work of Códax and others of greater duration with professors from the University of Vigo Camino Noia e Bieito Arias Freixedo, that managed to show the audience the importance of these medieval songs, their meaning and the more than likely female hand in their creation.