Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper master and classical pianist Cristina Pato will perform with her band on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artist the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium.
She will perform with Julien Labro on accordion and bandoneon, Edward Perez on double bass and Eric Doob on drums.
Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to cultural exchange and to creating new paths for her unique instrument. Her dual careers have led to performances on major stages throughout the world. Ms. Pato is an active member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and serves as educational advisor for the Silkroad Project.
In 1998, Cristina Pato became the First female gaita player to release a solo album, and since then she has collaborated with world music, jazz, classical and experimental artists.
Ms. Pato’s unique and powerful style, full of passion and energy, has been acclaimed by The New York Times as “a virtuosic burst of energy.”
The Wall Street Journal has called her “one of the living masters of the gaita.”
Tickets for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 62+, $12 for youth 18 and under, $12 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $12 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).
Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.
Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.