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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This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast through March 31, 2020. The program runs continuously year-round.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:
Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112

Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners.
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.This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast through March 31, 2020. The program runs continuously year-round. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners.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... Show full description


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Musicologist Jesús del Toro visits “Fiesta” to talk with Elbio Barilari about his recently published book “Silvestre Revueltas in the Other Side” t...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta presents lively and fresh Latin American music to complement the season of Spring. Host Elbio Barilari will choose some of his favorite mus...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta presents a selection of the program’s favorite composers and works since the program started. We will be featuring music from different coun...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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“The Indies” was the name the Spaniards gave to the Americas, well into the 19th century. This episode of “Fiesta” presents rarely heard baroque mu...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Born in Buenos Aires in 1862, Alberto Williams was the first Argentine composer that reached international fame. “Fiesta” visits his symphonic and ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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US born pianist Mac McClure developed a strong relationship with Catalonia and the Catalonian music scene. Fiesta will feature a selection of his s...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Guitar music is one of the strongest points and Latin American and Spanish music. In this program, 19th century guitar music from Perú as well as a...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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For the last 100 years, Brazil has been a musical powerhouse, not just for popular music, like the famous samba and bossa nova, but also for its cl...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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If you think Impressionism was only French style of music, wait until you listen to Portuguese composer António Fragoso. He was a favorite of Debus...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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We receive many new recordings of Spanish and Latin American classical music daily. Host Elbio Barilari picks some of his fresh favorites!

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Outside his native Brazil, Edino Krieger is known for his substantial work for the piano. However, he was also a very imaginative orchestrator.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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It is impossible to understand Latin American culture without learning about the huge impact of its African roots had on culture and music. Their D...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Composer Andrés Gaos was born in Galicia, Spain, in 1874, where he studied and reached an early notoriety. At the age of 20 he migrated to his fami...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin America has a long history of “concert” music that started in the 16th century. But it’s fair to say that the 20th has been THE century of La...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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A selection of villancicos, or Christmas carols, from Spain and Latin America are featured on this joyous Christmas-themed program from Fiesta. Joi...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Classical music in the 20th and 21st century has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Host Elbio Barilari share some of the most intere...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Spanish composers seem to have a strong predilection for the visual arts. This is not surprising for a country that gave us Diego Velázquez, Goya, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts. Imagine this: you are attending a symphonic concert. You take a seat and the conductor picks up the ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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An important part of any orchestra, the woodwind section is heavily featured in Latin American music. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favor...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Early music, including the Baroque and Gallant styles, was practiced in Latin America by European masters as well as composers born in Mexico, Braz...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:30