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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During the golden age of Hollywood, countries like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina also developed their own healthy movie industries. Smaller nations ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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The music of Latino composers has made its way into the standard repertoire of music halls across the globe. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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In Spain during the Baroque period there were many significant but often forgotten composers. Fiesta shares some of the treasures of the Spanish Ba...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Popular in Europe in the 19th century, salon music made its way over to Latin America. Embraced by many composers and performers this style of musi...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Some of the greatest performers and composers of the guitar have come from Latin America and Spain. In this program, host Elbio Barilari shares som...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture. Though closely associated with American Halloween fes...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Host Elbio Barilari will share some of the many treasures of Latin American chamber music. Featured on this program are Carlos Gustavino, Claudio S...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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The mastery of this Mexican genius will be highlighted in works for the orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments. Host Elbio Barilari will sh...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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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