Cristina Pato Quartet at the Chan Centre

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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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15 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. RenateMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 8:51am PDT

    I would love to hear Falician bagpipes!

  2. RenateMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 8:54am PDT

    That should read – Galician bagpipes

  3. DeeMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 10:18am PDT


  4. LucMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 12:20pm PDT

    Let’s here the pipes!

  5. ValerieMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 4:08pm PDT

    Yes, would love to go!

  6. Jason BMonday, March 25th, 2019 — 11:26pm PDT


  7. Christina KosiancicTuesday, March 26th, 2019 — 2:28pm PDT

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

  8. Anna KirbysonWednesday, March 27th, 2019 — 9:50am PDT

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

  9. Andrea WongWednesday, March 27th, 2019 — 5:53pm PDT

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

  10. Melanie EngWednesday, March 27th, 2019 — 6:27pm PDT

    Great giveaway!

  11. Shelley ButcherThursday, March 28th, 2019 — 2:03am PDT

    This show sounds amazing! ???

  12. Akemi MiyazakiiThursday, March 28th, 2019 — 8:46pm PDT

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

  13. Francine E.Friday, March 29th, 2019 — 7:45am PDT

    Would love to attend this concert svp !

  14. Christine ThompsonFriday, March 29th, 2019 — 9:38am PDT

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

  15. Shelley ButcherSaturday, March 30th, 2019 — 10:12pm PDT

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

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