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:

Tuesday, September 23 │7 PM

Performance & Panel Discussion
Brooks Concert Hall, College of the Holy Cross
Cristina Pato, bagpipes, piano and voice Todd Palmer, clarinet
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Musicians from A Far Cry

Panel will include:
Renée Beard, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Mark Freeman, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
Cristina Pato, ATB Visiting Artist-in-Residence
and Charles S. Weiss, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Corporate and Foundation

Cristina Pato: My Lethe Story, The River of Forgetfulness Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

Wednesday, September 24 │8:30 AM
MUSIC OF SPAIN: Assembly performance and workshop with students
Cristina Pato and Shane Shanahan Worcester Arts Magnet School

Thursday, September 25│6 – 8 PM
CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: At the Intersection of Business and the Arts Dinner Speaker Series with ATB Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato
Hogan Center – Suite A, College of the Holy Cross

What is cultural entrepreneurship? Get hands-on experience as a cultural entrepreneur at this workshop led by Cristina Pato – independent artist and founder of the annual Galician Connection Festival.

You can find out more on the College of the Holy Cross own website an on their Facebook page. Also, be sure not to miss this cool promo video!

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