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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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
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A guided tour through the evolution of instrumental and vocal Baroque music from 15th and 16th century Spain.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Venezuela has a wealth of concert music, from the romantic period and into the 21st century. Fiesta will bring its audience to a musical tour on Ve...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Newly recorded colonial music from México and the Pacific Coast of America.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, Fiesta features Latin American and Spanish Music recorded by famed guitarists Sharon Isbin & Eduardo Fernández.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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The prestigious Kronos Quartet has dedicated many recordings to the music on Latin America, including original monumental pieces as Astor Piazzolla...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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In this program of Fiesta we feature a luxurious tribute to the most beloved Brazilian popular songs featuring the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts: think that you are attending a symphonic concert in which instead of hearing one of the so-called th...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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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 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Mexico is one of the powers houses of Latin American music and the cradle of some of the top composers of the 20th century, such as Manuel Ponce, C...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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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: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta celebrates the legacy of the great Spanish Pianist Alicia de Larrocha. We will share some of Elbio’s favorite recordings of this great artist.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are the figureheads at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiest...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta features a treasure of Spanish music from the 12th to the 18th century including the mysterious “Codex Calixtinus”.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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We feature two living composers in this program the Chilean Manuel Orrego Salas and his Symphony No. 2 and Uruguayan Sergio Cervetti with his work,...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:30