Chan Centre Presents

Cristina Pato Quartet

Thu April 11 2019 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Cristina Pato is a musical force to be reckoned with. A master of the gaita (Galician bagpipes), her sophisticated sound skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical, folk, and world music. Pato’s high-energy quartet—which showcases the gaita alongside accordion (Julien Labro), double bass (Edward Perez), and percussion (Mauricio Zottarelli)—recently released Latina, an album which expertly hones in on the rich complexities of Latin music. New York Music Daily calls her playing “wild, feral, yet virtuosic and breathtakingly fast”; be prepared for an electrifying ride, one that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about bagpipes.

Originally from the Galician region of Spain, Pato regularly tours the globe with the Silkroad Ensemble founded by Yo-Yo Ma. Also a skilled pianist and a credentialed musicologist, she earned her doctorate at Rutgers University and in 1998 was the first female gaita player to release a solo album. Showing expertise across a range of fields, this multi-talented musician is a living, breathing tribute to the wonders of her craft.

 

Ms. Pato’s sound is unlike any bagpipe playing you’ve heard: imagine the timbres of an oboe, a metal-ready electric guitar and a screaming trumpet rolled into a single, virtuosic burst of energy.
The New York Times

 

Please note: There will be a pre-concert artist talk with Cristina Pato in conversation with Paolo Pietropaolo in the Chan Shun Concert Hall at 7pm, free for concert ticket holders. Seating for this talk will be general admission and audience members will move to their assigned seats for the performance.

 

$15 student rush tickets for this performance will become available on March 28, 2019 at 12 noon. Visit chancentre.com/students for more information.

Thu April 11 2019 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall