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-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
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Fiesta takes another look at the Spanish master Manuel de Falla. Host Elbio Barilari, picks some of his favorite lesser known works as well as a ne...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is the biggest on its kind, featuring every year world class performers in a repertoire that goes from the Coloni...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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The Dominican Republic enjoys a strong musical tradition, classical as well as popular. On this program of Fiesta you will listen also to Dominican...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta takes a trip to Valencia, in the Eastern part of Spain. One of the many different regions in Spain with its own language, culture, and music...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Musicologist Jesús del Toro visits “Fiesta” to talk with Elbio Barilari about his recently published book “Silvestre Revueltas in the Other Side” t...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta presents lively and fresh Latin American music to complement the season of Spring. Host Elbio Barilari will choose some of his favorite mus...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta presents a selection of the program’s favorite composers and works since the program started. We will be featuring music from different coun...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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“The Indies” was the name the Spaniards gave to the Americas, well into the 19th century. This episode of “Fiesta” presents rarely heard baroque mu...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Born in Buenos Aires in 1862, Alberto Williams was the first Argentine composer that reached international fame. “Fiesta” visits his symphonic and ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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US born pianist Mac McClure developed a strong relationship with Catalonia and the Catalonian music scene. Fiesta will feature a selection of his s...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Guitar music is one of the strongest points and Latin American and Spanish music. In this program, 19th century guitar music from Perú as well as a...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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For the last 100 years, Brazil has been a musical powerhouse, not just for popular music, like the famous samba and bossa nova, but also for its cl...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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If you think Impressionism was only French style of music, wait until you listen to Portuguese composer António Fragoso. He was a favorite of Debus...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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We receive many new recordings of Spanish and Latin American classical music daily. Host Elbio Barilari picks some of his fresh favorites!

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30