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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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 mu...

  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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A rarely heard opera from the great Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes, Lo Schiavo is a drama involving Brazilians and Portuguese; this is the love st...

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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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 so...

  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • 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 s...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta features a treasure of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American music from the 12th to the 18th century including the mysterious “Codex Calix...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Beautiful and melodic music from Brazil and Mexico is featured in the program. Included are works by Brazilian composers Alexandre Levy and Alberto...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin America has developed its own and strong Easter musical traditions. Fiesta pays a visit to this deep and fresh water well of pieces and songs...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Claudio Santoro, 1919-1989, is one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Fiesta will feature a selection of his work, from chamber music t...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • 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: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Join host Elbio Barilari as he shares some of the greatest violin music come out of Latin America. Featured on this program are composers Jose Whi...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Andrés Segovia is considered one of the greatest modern guitarists. His style and techniques have elevated the classical guitar to new heights. An...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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The author of the very popular Huapango, considered as the second Mexican anthem, also composed symphonic works and chamber pieces of great importa...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Colonial Latin American music is one of hidden treasures of classical music. Fiesta opens the vault sharing baroque and classical music that is as...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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One of the greatest symphonies in the world, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra was founded in Venezuela in 1975 by composer José Antonio Abreu. ...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Classical music in the 20th and 21st century has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Host, Elbio Barilari share some of the most inter...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1878, Gaito went to study in Napoli, Italy. He was encouraged and supported by Verdi, who championed his music....

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This Cuban‐American clarinet and saxophone player, winner of 12 Grammys, is also a very exciting composer of chamber and orchestra music. Join us f...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta explores the many rhythms and beats of South America. These contagious folk grooves have been taken by classical composers and brought into ...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This program of Fiesta showcases music for string quartet different combinations and forms. We will highlight some of Latin America’s most importan...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Host Elbio Barilari shares music of four composers we all need to know better: the Argentine Constantino Gaito, Chilean Luis Saglie, Mexican Jose E...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:30