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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This week, Fiesta features Latin American and Spanish Music recorded by famed guitarists Sharon Isbin & Eduardo Fernández.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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The prestigious Kronos Quartet has dedicated many recordings to the music on Latin America, including original monumental pieces as Astor Piazzolla...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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In this program of Fiesta we feature a luxurious tribute to the most beloved Brazilian popular songs featuring the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts: think that you are attending a symphonic concert in which instead of hearing one of the so-called th...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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A selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America are featured on this Christmas themed program from Fiesta. Join us for ...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Mexico is one of the powers houses of Latin American music and the cradle of some of the top composers of the 20th century, such as Manuel Ponce, C...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • 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 inter...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta celebrates the legacy of the great Spanish Pianist Alicia de Larrocha. We will share some of Elbio’s favorite recordings of this great artist.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are the figureheads at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiest...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta features a treasure of Spanish music from the 12th to the 18th century including the mysterious “Codex Calixtinus”.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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We feature two living composers in this program the Chilean Manuel Orrego Salas and his Symphony No. 2 and Uruguayan Sergio Cervetti with his work,...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in the Latin America culture throughout history. Often confused with Halloween in Ameri...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo Sarasate is known for a couple of brilliant works. Actually there is much to learn about his story and h...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta goes back in time to present some of the best Latin American classical music from different eras. We will feature music from the Colonial, R...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This program of music for the Harp includes the wonderful “Suite Concertante” by Manuel Moreno‐Buendía.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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For thousands of years Mexico has been at the forefront of civilization and music in the Americas. Elbio Barilari will be guiding this new excursio...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta explores the world of Latin American art songs on out next program. We will feature vocal music accompanied by strings, piano, guitar, and ...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Since the 1950’s a segment of the tango music from Argentina and Uruguay has been evolving into the chamber music genre. Fiesta will feature some e...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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One of the leading harpsichord players in the world, Maestro David Schrader will share with us his amazing knowledge of Spanish and Latin American ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30