Cristina Pato Directs “The Vindel Parchment: A Musical Journey”

Pergamiño VindelThe historical Vindel Parchment, the jewel of Galician secular music where Martin Codax’s cantigas de amigo are collected, returns to its hometown Vigo, after 700 years! The thirteenth-century manuscript will remain in Vigo’s Museo do Mar until March 2018.

Cristina Pato has been invited by the University of Vigo to produce a show celebrating this historical occasion. “The Vindel Parchment: A Musical Journey” will be held in December with a format that combines music and conversation with experts on the historical document, the concert will include seven arrangements of the original songs made by renowned Galician artists from styles such as jazz, early, modern and traditional music.

The Vindel Parchment: A Musical Journey will take place on december 19 at the Teatro Afundación in Vigo.

Before that though, Cristina will be touring again through the US with the Cristina Pato QUARTET in November, in a series of performances that includes: Chapel Hill, NC (Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina – November 3rd), Erie, PA (Bruno’s Cafe, Pennsylvania State University – November 14th), Princeton University, NJ (Richardson Auditorium – November 16th), and Longwood Gardens, PA (November 17th)

Cristina at Project Zero 50th Anniversary CelebrationBetween November 20 and 21, Cristina will also take part in a conference held at the University of Santiago de Compostela: I Congreso Internacional da Asociación Galega de Investigadoras e Investigadores en Comunicación “Alén das Fronteiras: Redes na Diversidade”.

In other news, on October 13th and 14th Cristina was honored to represent the Silkroad in the celebration of Harvard’s Project Zero 50th Anniversary, with Howard Gardner, David Perkins and Steve Seidel.

Cristina Pato Receives the Galician Culture Award for Foreign Outreach

Cristina has received yet another recognition for her career: After receiving the Castelao Medal last June, the Conselleiro (Secretary) of Culture and Education of the Galician Government announced yesterday that the jury has selected her for the Galician Culture Award in the category of Foreign Outreach. Presented by the Xunta de Galicia, this awards recognize the work of people and institutions in different fields of creation, heritage preservation and dissemination of Galician culture. The award ceremony will be held in upcoming dates, yet to be announced. Stay tuned!

Cristina is honored and grateful for this new recognition.

“Memory: An Interdisciplinary Exploration” and Fall US Tour

Memory: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
Memory: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
Memory: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
Carolina Performing Arts Concert
Princeton University Concert
Clark State Performing Arts Concert

From August 7 to September 15 Cristina is immersed in the pilot course she co-created named “Memory: An Interdisciplinary Exploration” with professors Ken Kosik (Neuroscience) and Kim Yasuda (Arts), at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This course introduces students to the cross-disciplinary field of memory studies and demonstrate how different disciplines approach common questions. Its approach is motivated by Cristina and the musical composition and story that her mother’s dementia inspired, the seminal My Lethe Story, and the power of interdisciplinary education through the arts. This course is possible thanks to the generosity of Jody and John Arnhold.

And if your are in the US, here are the dates for her upcoming US Fall Tour: