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Cristina Pato, Galician Bagpipe and the Cristina Pato Quartet Photo
Cristina Pato, Galician Bagpipe and the Cristina Pato Quartet Photo
Cristina Pato, Galician Bagpipe and the Cristina Pato Quartet Photo
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Cristina Pato, Galician Bagpipe and the Cristina Pato Quartet

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00 PM & 9:00PM Dancebreak at 7:30pm (see information below) Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Ticket Info

These concerts are available as part of an add-on to a full Concert Classics Series subscription.  Single tickets are on sale now ONLINE ONLY by clicking the links below.  Tickets will go on sale everywhere else on September 5, 2017.  For more information, call our office at 609-258-2800.

SINGLE TICKETS: $25 General, $10 Students with valid ID




“Latina and Migrations” – exploring the musical heritage of Cristina Pato and the gaita

6PM - Cristina Pato samples the diffusion of Latino music from her most recent CD “Latina,”
9PM - The ensemble returns to explore the gaita’s folk roots and legacy with selections from her CD “Migrations.”

Make a night of It and come to both concerts with a Dancebreak in between....

Immerse yourself in the folk tradition at the heart of this year’s PUC125 series through dance classes offered in between three of the PUC125 events. This class will be tailored to Latin music performed at the concerts by Cristina Pato, and led by a professional dancer.  Embrace the folk spirit in these events, free to all ticketholders. This Dancebreak will take place in the Music Room at Nassau Presbyterian Church.

About the Artist

The gaita, or Galician bagpipe, has an unmistakable sound: haunting, tender at moments, and ferocious in others. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Cristina Pato is one of its few masters. “She’s a virtuoso, and when she opens the floodgates of her technique, the force can knock you back a few steps.” (The New York Times) In two different programs with her quartet, Pato will showcase all that her instrument and prodigious talent can offer. 

Cristina Pato Quartet

Cristina Pato, gaita, piano and vocals
Victor Prieto, accordion
Edward Perez, bass
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums

Artist Website

Cristina Pato »

Cristina Pato on NPR's TIny Desk Concerts

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Cristina Pato and her Quartet Play Fandango from her CD "Latina"

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“Her music gets to you if you open your heart. In fact it will pry open the gateway to your soul and if you resist, it will get you anyway.”

- The World Music Report