Fiesta!

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners.

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Fiesta! is available free of charge to all stations for 1 broadcast each week! If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:
Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112

The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music.

Fiesta! provides a valuable platform for the sound, culture, and history of classical music in Latin America. Barilari enriches our listeners by introducing them to a genre that does not typically receive much exposure. Fiesta! fosters an appreciation for Latin American classical music and creates a meeting place for listeners of diverse backgrounds.

“Fiesta!” says the Uruguayan-born composer Elbio Barilari, “features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries”. Mr Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the helm for this trip through the hidden pleasures of Latino concert music, including the magical rhythms of Silvestre Revueltas and Heitor Villa-Lobos and the power of symphonic tango. Plus, the series shares little-known treasures from the Latin-American Baroque, and celebrates classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, and Leo Brouwer.

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Please login to PRX.org to preview program audio.Fiesta! is available free of charge to all stations for 1 broadcast each week! If you have any questions or require more information, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music.Fiesta! provides a valuable platform for the sound, culture, and history of classical music in Latin America. Barilari enriches our listeners by introducing them to a genre that does not typically receive much exposure. Fiesta! fosters an appreciation for Latin American classical music and creates a meeting... Show full description


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31 Pieces

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The Newberry Consort has been focusing on Early Music from Spain and New Spain (as present-day Mexico was known when it was a part of the Spanish e...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Both Native American and African roots have been quintessential for the development of folk and classical Latin American music. Fiesta takes a trip...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Join host Elbio Barilari as he shares some of the greatest violin music to come out of Latin America. Featured on this program are composers Jose W...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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The amazing and contrasting landscapes of Latin America have been reflected by some of the most brilliant composers of Latin America. Host, Elbio B...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Euzkadi, also known as the Basque country, represents one of the several ways of being a Spaniard or is it something else? It depends on whom you ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Colonial Latin American music is one of hidden treasures of classical music. Fiesta opens the vault sharing baroque and classical music that is as ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Andrés Segovia is considered one of the greatest modern guitarists. His style and techniques have elevated the classical guitar to new heights, and...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Host, Elbio Barilari, shares some of the treasures of Latin American symphonies from the 19th and 20th centuries. Including some of his favorite sy...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Mexico has and always had an incredible number of great composers. Ever since the Colonial period, Mexican composers of the first rate have been co...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Host, Elbio Barilari, share some of his favorite works from living Latin American composers − works from the 20th and 21st centuries that incorpora...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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One of the greatest symphonies in the world, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra was founded in Venezuela in 1975 by composer José Antonio Abreu. ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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The “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires”, by Astor Piazzolla, has become one of the most popular contemporary pieces, both, for tango music and classical...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Few Spanish symphonies, if any, have found their place within the standard repertoire, a strange phenomenon, considering the richness and depth of ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta explores the many rhythms and beats of South America. These contagious folk grooves have been taken by classical composers and brought into ...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Nicaraguan pianist, band leader and composer Darwin Noguera debuted with the Miami Beach Symphony Orchestra at the young age of 14, and continued h...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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One of the greatest living pianists, Martha Argerich’s career has brought her from Argentina to around the world. Fiesta pays tribute to this pian...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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It is known that soccer (or fútbol, as it is called in Spanish) constitutes an important element of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese identity...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The sonata is a musical term in use for almost four centuries, and Latin American composers have cultivated this venerable form. Fiesta features an...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:29