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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Tania León has a very diverse background, born in Cuba; she has French, Spanish, Chinese and African ancestors. She has lived in the US since 1967 ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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One of the greatest living pianists, Martha Argerich’s career has brought her from Argentina to around the world. Fiesta pays tribute to this pian...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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A selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America is featured on this Christmas themed program from Fiesta. Join us for m...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Puerto Rican, Roberto Sierra is one of the most important living composers of contemporary classical music. Sierra’s work draws from the 20th cent...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Though it is not the most prominent instrument in classical music, the saxophone is versatile and powerful. And many Latin American composers have...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Founded by conductor Enrique Bátiz in 1971 the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México or the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico is one of t...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Astor Piazzolla is world famous for his work in revolutionizing the field of nuevo tango, integrating jazz and classical elements into the traditio...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Classical music in the 20th and 21st centuries has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the most int...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Host Elbio Barilari creates the perfect Latin American Chamber Festival just for you. We will hear some of his favorite chamber works including Mex...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • 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 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, Elbio invites you to a Fiesta of the Guitar, celebrating a wide range of Latin-American guitar music. We explore the thriving crossover...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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We explore the wide range of orchestral sounds of 20th century Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri. Including his Piano Concerto No. 3 and his Sym...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin American classical music has taken on many different forms and incorporates many different styles. On this program, host Elbio Barilari will ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Host, Elbio Barilari takes you on a journey through Brazil with the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Early in his life Villa-Lobos traveled the Brazil...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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Host Elbio Barilari takes you on a musical trip to the many islands in Latin America and Spain. Featuring some of his favorite composers, we will ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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During his short life Alejandro García Caturla (1906‐1940), a musician and a judge, built an amazing and forward-looking musical catalog combining ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Now in his 80s, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer continues his work as one of the top living composers. Fiesta presents some of his latest works includin...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin American composers of different eras weave a tapestry of incredible imagination and sensuality. We’ll explore some of the great orchestral mu...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Join host Elbio Barilari as he takes you on a musical tour of Latin America. Featuring symphonic, chamber and vocal works, we will be making stops...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Join us for gorgeous melodies, passionate nature, and brilliant composers on a fascinating trip of Latin American song. Included in this program ar...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:31