Pawling Concert Series 2016-2017 Season

The Pawling Concert Series is entering its forty-third Season! For over four decades we have brought hundreds of musicians to Pawling and have developed a strong audience for good music. The artists in this year’s Series will challenge, entertain, and excite you with their programming and superb musicianship.

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
contemporary sounds.

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.

Adult tickets are $30, students $15 and those 12 and under are the guests of the
Concert Series. Tickets also may be purchased at the Book Cove in Pawling, at the door
the evening of the concert and online at www. All buildings
are handicapped accessible and parking is plentiful. Why not consider dinner at the tasty spots in the area or enjoy a light supper from 6 - 7: 30 pm at the Cave in the basement of Cluett?

The Pawling Concert Series is made possible with funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts and by Dutchess Tourism and administrated by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Annual supporters include Castagna Reality, Joseph Meunier & Sons, Joe Pietryka
Incorporated, Andron Construction and M & T Charitable Trust

The Cristina Pato Quartet
Cristina Pato Quartet
Friday, March 31, 2017 • 8:00pm

Gardiner Theater
Cristina Pato, a Galician bagpiper, pianist and composer, is taking the world music scene by storm, with her incendiary combination of Latin music, jazz, contemporary and classical. Hailed by YoYo Ma - she's a member of the Silk Road Ensemble - she will bring her quartet (double bass, accordion, drums, piano and bagpipes) to Pawling to play a program based on her suite "Latina," written in the joyful dance rhythms of landó, joropo, festejo.


The Slocan Ramblers
Slocan Ramblers
Friday, April 21, 2017 • 8:00pm
Gardiner Theater
Canada's young bluegrass "band to watch" has quickly become a leading force in Canada's roots music scene. With bold, dynamic sound, energetic shows, and impeccable musicianship, the quartet combines the distinctive sounds of banjo, mandoli


Past Performance
Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Friday, October 21, 2016 • 8:00pm

Gardiner Theater
Think Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and the great dance bands of the '20s, '30s and '40s, as the Pasadena Roof Orchestra plays well-loved classics of jazz and swing. This British band (no, they're not from California) is hugely popular in Europe. In the fall, they will come to the US for the first time in many years.


Past Performance
A Far Cry
Friday, November 18, 2016 • 8:00pm

Gardiner Theater
PCS welcomes "the Criers," a 17-member string orchestra that is memorable both for the quality of its performance (the New York Times says they “brim with personality") and for their distinctive Stage presence – all players except for the cellists stand while performing. Based in Boston, the Grammy-nominated group is in residence at that city's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Friday, December 16, 2016 • 8:00pm
Gardiner Theater
When Sybarite5 played in Pawling in 2011, we knew they were special, and the years have proved us right. Mozart with Radiohead? Bach with Piazzolla? This year the five-member string quintet will present their take on "A Charlie Brown Christmas," followed by more of their eclectic ideas about classical and contemporary music.


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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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