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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We share two great concertos by some of the greatest composers of Latin America. The Mexican Manuel Ponce and the Brazilian Almeida Prado. Host Elb...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Astor Piazzolla was a composer and a bandoneon player (the tango accordion). However, he loved the guitar, and was an expert writer for that instru...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta pays another visit to the amazing past and present of Portuguese music. Host Elbio Barilari will share the many hidden musical treasures fro...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • 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 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Tango was born around 1880 in Buenos Aires and Montevideo as dance music, but by the 1940ʼs it was introduced to the concert hall. Since then tango...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Born in Venezuela in 1853, Teresa Carreño was one the first Latin American women with an international career as a pianist, composer and teacher. F...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Symphonic works of the great master Carlos Chávez are shared in this program. Host Elbio Barilari will present some of his best-known works as well...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Flamenco music from Southern Spain has been very influential not just in the music of nationalistic Spanish composers but also inspiring composers ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Brazil is and has been, historically, one of the powerhouses of Latin American music. In this program, Fiesta features a completely imaginary conce...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Founded in the 1970s, Camerata Punta del Este is a ground-breaking ensemble bridging the gap between classical and popular music. Fiesta’s host, El...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Venezuelan Antonio Lauro (1917-1986) is one of most popular Latin American composers for the guitar. Fiesta pays tribute to this Maestro of Venezue...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya has devoted himself to expanding the classical repertoire with music from Latin America as well as participating with...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has sparked single-handedly a renaissance of classical guitar and its repertoire. In this program, we will have another ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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For several decades, Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto and his superb red Stradivarius have been at the top of the cello world. He is also the father o...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Together with José Pablo Moncayo’s “Huapango,” Arturo Marquez’s Danzón N.2 has become another non-official Mexican anthem and has garnered world-wi...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Social struggle and conflict have punctuated the history of Latin America. Art has always been a reflection of a society and music can be one of t...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Since the European expansion into the Western Hemisphere, Latin American and European music have experimented in a cross-pollination. On this progr...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Astor Piazzolla accomplished his dream of bringing the tango from the dance floor into the concert hall and around the world. In this program, we w...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:30