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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88 Pieces

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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in Latin American culture throughout history. Often confused with Halloween in America,...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Baroque and early classical music reached an amazing development throughout the Spanish Empire. This week, Fiesta will pay a visit to some of the m...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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With acclaims worldwide, Eduardo Fernandez is one of the greatest living classical guitarists. Fiesta will feature tracks from his newest album as ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Early music, including the Baroque and Gallant styles, was practiced in Latin America by European masters as well as composers born in Mexico, Braz...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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An important part of any orchestra, the woodwind section is heavily featured in Latin American music. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favor...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts. Imagine this: you are attending a symphonic concert. You take a seat and the conductor picks up the ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Spanish composers seem to have a strong predilection for the visual arts. This is not surprising for a country that gave us Diego Velázquez, Goya, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:30