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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Brazil has always had a strong tradition of great pianists. On this program, Fiesta features some of the most accomplished Brazilian pianists, amo...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Coming from a family of guitar players and guitar teachers, Alvaro Pierri is one of today’s most prestigious classical guitarists. We listen to som...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta presents two masterpieces by Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro, his beautiful Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano and his monumental Symphony...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Known mostly for his orchestral, vocal and guitar music, Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos also composed gorgeous chamber music, including stri...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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The music of 20th century Peruvian composer Celso Garrido-Lecca is shared in this program. After studying in Peru and Chile, Celso was awarded a sc...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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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 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We are having a ball trying to keep up with our ever-expanding musical collection as composers and performers around the world joyously overwhelm u...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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The music written and performed in Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th centuries) has become more popular in recent years....

  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Few Spanish symphonies, if any, have found their place within the standard repertoire, a strange phenomenon, considering the richness and depth of ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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During the late 19th century and early 20th century, many Latin American composers wrote pieces in a romantic and nationalistic style, combining th...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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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