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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122 Pieces

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Now in his 80s, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer continues his work as one of the top living composers. Fiesta presents some of his latest works includin...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin American composers of different eras weave a tapestry of incredible imagination and sensuality. We’ll explore some of the great orchestral mu...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Join host Elbio Barilari as he takes you on a musical tour of Latin America. Featuring symphonic, chamber and vocal works, we will be making stops...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Join us for gorgeous melodies, passionate nature, and brilliant composers on a fascinating trip of Latin American song. Included in this program ar...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:31
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Paul Desenne’s tri-cultural vantage point on today’s musical world blends anthropological accuracy, conceptual diversity, and musical abstraction i...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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The songs of the Sephardic Jewish community from Spain that the Spanish monarchy banished from their country along with the Muslims, survives along...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Puerto Rican, Roberto Sierra is one of the most important living composers of contemporary classical music. Sierra’s work draws from the 20th cent...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta continues exploring the infinite wealth of Latin American colonial music, from Mexico to Brazil. We’ll hear performances by Cappella Mediter...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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The great Uruguayan composer, conductor, and oboist passed away in late 2020. We celebrated the life and music of this great South American musical...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin American is an inexhaustible well of chamber music. Fiesta’s host Elbio Barilari, will guide you on this fascinating sonic tour. Featuring en...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Both, US born Latino composers and composers that migrated from Latin America have written music reflecting the American experience in all its nuan...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This program features fascinating chamber music by Mexican composers such as Salvador Contreras, Miguel Bernal Jiménez, and Silvestre Revueltas, am...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Host Elbio Barilari, speaks with his fellow countryman Miguel Del Águila about composing music in the 21st century, his early life in Uruguay, and ...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Antonio Soler was a very prominent Spanish composer that links the late baroque and early classical periods. Fiesta will feature his chamber music ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta pays tribute to the many female composers of Latin America. Included in the program is Gabriela Ortiz from Mexico, Teresa Carreño from Venez...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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The libraries from the palaces and churches in Mexico shelter thousands of musical manuscripts starting from the mid 15 century. Listen to hear wha...

  • Added: May 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Spain and Latin America are the homeland of the guitar. Nurtured by the Spanish inheritance as well as the African sense of rhythm and the Native A...

  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:30