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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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music. Every year they feature world class per...

  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music. Every year they feature world class per...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Just as Joaquín Rodrigo’s music has been overshadowed by the extraordinary success of Concerto de Aranjuez, the composer Blas Galindo has experienc...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Portugal, once one of the mightiest nations in the world, can boast of an amazing musical treasure. From the Medieval Period to the present, Portug...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Host, Elbio Barilari, takes you on a journey through the wide range of Latin American guitar music. We will explore the thriving crossover of class...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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The Viceroyalty of Perú and the Portuguese colonies in Brazil were home to some of the most prominent composers from the colonial period, and yet m...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Well before Impressionism claimed direct inspiration in nature, musicians from different eras and styles linked music to nature’s forces. In this p...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:29