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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187 Pieces

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One of the leading harpsichord players in the world, Maestro David Schrader will share with us his amazing knowledge of Spanish and Latin American ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta shares recent works by Latino composers living in the US. Featured will be Miguel del Águila and Lena Frank.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Elbio introduces us to five hundred years of Latin American orchestral music, from the Baroque period composer, Domenico Zipoli to the present day ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta’s host, composer Elbio Barilari will share some of his favorite composers in a delightful trip through South America.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Latin America has a huge treasure of chamber music, from the 16th century to the present day. Fiesta will visit some of the most remarkable composi...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Some of the most fantastic piano concertos for the last two centuries have been composed in Latin America. Fiesta will visit some of those monument...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, Fiesta presents classical Latin American music that takes on one of the greatest emotions, Love. Join us, as we show how love is expres...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite long form classical works. De Falla and Ginastera are featured in this EPIC program.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta visits Cuba to share some of most important composers from the island. Included are Leo Browuer and José White.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Inspiring, moving, and beautiful works by Latin American masters advocating for World Peace. Host Elbio Barilari will share works that will bring a...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Host, Elbio Barilari, picks some of his favorite recordings from the monumental São Paulo State Symphony from Brazil! Founded in 1954 by João de So...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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The mission of Caminos del Inka is to discover, preserve, and promote the rich musical legacy of the music South America. Headed by the great Peruv...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Spanish flamenco music has a rich tradition of blending the music from such diverse backgrounds as India, the Arab world, and the gypsies.  In this...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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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: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Take an intercontinental journey with Fiesta as Elbio explores the cultural and musical influence of French culture on Latin American Music. From ...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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We are constantly getting fresh recordings of Latin American music from all over the world. On this program we will share some of the most interest...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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The Chicago-based Axiom Brass is one of the most exciting and talented brass groups in classical music. Along with the standard repertoire they are...

  • Added: May 21, 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: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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From Colombia to Argentina and from Chile to Brazil, Fiesta features music representing different traditions and landscapes.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite pieces for guitar from South America. From solo works to epic symphonic works this program will sat...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30