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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48 Pieces

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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is the biggest on its kind, featuring every year world-class performers in a repertoire that goes from the Coloni...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Born in Venezuela in 1953, Teresa Carreño was one the first Latin American women with an international career as a pianist, composer and teacher. F...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Humor in music is fun to do, but it is not easy to pull off. This week we have a few great examples that even Mozart would laugh along with. Starti...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin American classical music is full of passionate and emotional music. Host, Elbio Barilari shares some of his most favorite composers who aren’...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Latin American colonial music has been a well-hidden treasure. But in the last 20 years the world has discovered the wealth and variety of the scor...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Mexican composer José Pablo Moncayo is widely known because of his symphonic work: “Huapango”. This arrangement has become so popular that is like ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Today a footnote in a history full, mostly, of Italian, German and French names, there were Latin American composers that were considered mega-star...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the great Latin American music in the hands, lips, and throats of some of the most gifted Latino interpreters. I...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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A selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America will be featured on this Christmas-themed program from Fiesta. Join us ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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One of the leading chamber ensembles dedicated to music written in the Americas, Camerata de las Américas, is the focus for this program. Formed in...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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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