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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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
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Latin American composers from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have developed an amazing and beautiful catalogue. Fiesta presents a selection of ...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This time Fiesta’s imaginary concert features the beautiful and rarely heard classical Symphony No.4 by Spanish composer Miguel Marqués as well as ...

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Claudio Santoro (1919‐1989) was a prominent Brazilian composer and educator from the generation after Heitor Villa‐Lobos. Santoro combines amazing ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Together with Brazil and Cuba, Mexico is one of the powerhouses of Latin American music. With roots in the native cultures as well as in the Coloni...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Argentinan Florencio Asenjo came to the US in 1958 to work as a mathematician at Georgetown University. He was at the cutting edge of mathematical ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Tomás Luis de Victoria is considered one of the top European composers of the 16th century. His music shows a remarkable sense of tonal contrast, f...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Brazilian composers and pianists have established a long, solid and brilliant tradition; Fiesta revisits the fascinating world of the Brazilian pia...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This program of Fiesta showcases music for string quartet and string instruments in different combinations. We will highlight some of Latin America...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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A visit to the very famous 12th century Codex Calixtinus, the 13th century Martin Codex and the hypnotic sounds of early instrumental music.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Let’s enjoy together the legacy of this pioneer of the Latin America classical guitar.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Take your seats for a full concert of orchestral music from the Latin world.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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If you could only pick an hour of music to listen to the rest of your life, what would it be? Host, Elbio Barilari, will share with us some of his ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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From 19th century romantic works to 21st century living composers, this week Elbio explores the wide range of Latin-American repertoire for the piano.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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We continue our guided tour through instrumental and vocal Baroque music from 17th and 18th century Spain.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30