Cristina Pato QuartetFriday, Marh 31, 2017 | 8:00 pm | Gardiner Theater
ailed by The New York Times as “a virtuosic burst of energy” and by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the living masters of the gaita,” Galician bagpiper, pianist and educator Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to Galician popular and classical music and jazz, and her dual careers have led to performances on major stages throughout Europe, USA, India, Africa and China.
Pato is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and a founding member of its Leadership Council. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from Rutgers University. With her quartet, she plays piano as well as the bagpipe.
Renowned for her exuberant showmanship, she fuses Sephardic, Latin, jazz, pop and contemporary influences to create a high-energy, flamboyant and virtuosic performance.
The Pawling Concert Series resumes its forty-third season on Friday, March 31, 2017 with
a powerful burst of Spring sunshine called the Cristina Pato Quartet. The McGuinness
Family is sponsoring this unusual and joyful music to be heard at 8 pm in the Gardiner
Theater on the campus of Trinity Pawling School. The Quartet features piano, accordion,
bagpipes, double bass and drums in her suite, "Latina", composed in the exhuberant
dance rhythms of lando, joropo and festejo.
Born in northern Spain Cristina is a Galician bagpipe master, a classical and jazz
prodigy and dedicated educator. She has appeared on major stages throughout the
world and is an active member of cellist Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. He refers to her
as a "pop star". Her style is full of passion and energy, fusing Latin music, jazz, pop and
Pato holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rutger's University where she seeks to
create a larger repertoire for this ancient gaitan instrument (the bagpipe). This year
she was named Blodgett Distinguished Artist at Harvard University.
Slocan RamblersFriday, April 21, 2017 | 8:00 pm | Gardiner Theater
ooted in the bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s country music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.
Over a short period of time, the Ramblers have moved from a young ensemble of bluegrass pickers to one of the best known Canadian roots bands. They’ve done this by staying true to the traditions of the music, not seeking to revive anything but rather to tap the rough and rowdy heart of the music.
Pasadena Roof OrchestraFriday, October 21, 2016 | 8:00 pm | Gardiner Theater
hen it comes to authentic dance bands and early swing music, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal. They play primarily the fabulous music of the ’20s and ’30s - George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter – timeless music that begs for toe-tapping and dancing.
Founded in 1970, this British band got it's name because it's founder liked an obscure song entitled "Pasadena," not because he had ever been to the US West Coast. From the beginning, the band has had a large following in Europe, in particular Germany and of course the UK. They come to the US for the first time in many years.
A Far CryFriday, November 18, 2016 | 8:00 pm | Gardiner Theater
Far Cry, an 18-member string orchestra, has been described by The New York Times as "brimming with personality." Based in Boston, the group tours widely while maintaining strong roots in the city, notably as Chamber Orchestra in Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The "Criers," founded in 2007, are self-conducted and – except for the cellists – perform standing. Their repertoire ranges from Bach, Mozart, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky to Bartok, Piazolla, and Arvo Pärt. According to reviewers, their performance mixes "solemn and snappy" with "extroversion."
Sybarite5Friday, December 16, 2016 | 8:00 pm | Gardiner Theater
n the five years since Sybarite5 last played in Pawling, their talent and creativity have taken them to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, the Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Caramoor, and on and on – including a performance on the CBS Early Show and another for his Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As the Sarasota Herald-Tribune said, “Their rock star status in the classical crossover world is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience...they were on fire.”
The Pawling Concert Series is presented, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts,
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and through funding from Dutchess Tourism,
administered by Arts Mid-Hudson, as well as with generous corporate support from Andron Corporation, Castagna Realty,
M&T Charitable Trust, Joseph Meunier and Sons, Joe Pietryka, Inc., The Book Cove, Bottini Fuel, Brook Farm Veterinary Center,
The Lois and Harvey Dann Foundation, Morales Communications, the Morini Family, the Elizabeth and Bill McGuinness Family,
Pawling Engineered Products, Pawling Corporation and Key Bank
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