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Cristina Pato Quartet at the Chan Centre

Monday, March 25th, 2019 — 8:46am PDT
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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the boundless sounds of the Cristina Pato Quartet on April 11th in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Cristina Pato is a musical force, skilfully playing at the edges of jazz, classical, Latin, and world music with a tightly knit, synergistic band featuring Julien Labro on accordion, Edward Perez on double bass, and Mauricio Zottarelli on percussion.

Cristina Pato Quartet Photo by Xan Padron
Cristina Pato Quartet Photo by Xan Padron

Cristina Pato Quartet

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Road)
Tickets: From $38 online, in person at the box office, or by calling (604) 822-2697

Cristina Pato is a master of the gaita (Galician bagpipes), and 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. 

Pato has produced and released six solo gaita recordings and two albums as a pianist, in addition to collaborating on more than 40 recordings as a guest artist. Her work with Yo-Yo Ma on Songs of Joy and Peace (2008) helped earn a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album. She tours regularly throughout the US and Europe, and has shared the stage with artists such as jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill, Cuban saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and the musicians of the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to see the Cristina Pato Quartet live in concert on April 11th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  1. Renate says:

    I would love to hear Falician bagpipes!

  2. Renate says:

    That should read – Galician bagpipes

  3. Dee says:


  4. Luc says:

    Let’s here the pipes!

  5. Valerie says:

    Yes, would love to go!

  6. Jason B says:


  7. Sounds amazing, I love jazz, classical & live music, what a treat!

  8. Anna Kirbyson says:

    Coming to Vancouver from Nunavut. Would love to see this show! We’re big fans of bagpipes up here!

  9. Andrea Wong says:

    saw Yo Yo Ma’s the music of strangers. This is another great example of blending different instruments. How cool.

  10. Melanie Eng says:

    Great giveaway!

  11. Shelley Butcher says:

    This show sounds amazing! 🎼🎵🎶

  12. Akemi Miyazakii says:

    Would be the first time to attend Chan Centre, and first time to hear Christina Pato Quartet!

  13. Francine E. says:

    Would love to attend this concert svp !

  14. Christine Thompson says:

    Looks like it would be a great concert – interesting combo of instruments!

  15. Shelley Butcher says:

    What an interesting combo! I’ve never heard or heard of a gaita before.

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