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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Fiesta! is available free of charge to all stations for 1 broadcast each week! If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:
Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112
Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

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.

There is a new logo and new media assets for Fiesta! Please contact Estlin Usher at 773-279-2112 or eusher@wfmt.com for more information.

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Please login to PRX.org to preview program audio.Fiesta! is available free of charge to all stations for 1 broadcast each week! If you have any questions or require more information, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114The 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... Show full description


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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
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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 ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Fiesta addresses one of the most fundamental forms of music — the song. Host Elbio Barilari will pick some of his favorite songs from Latin Americ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Latin American classical music has taken on many different forms and incorporates many different styles. In this program, host Elbio Barilari, will...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Alberto Nepomuceno was a dominant figure of Brazilian music in the second part of the 19th century and into the 20th century, until the arrival of ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Celebrating 5 years of Latin American classical radio, Fiesta hosted a special concert in Chicago on October 20, 2017, featuring Latin American wor...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts: think that you are attending a symphonic concert in which instead of hearing one of the so-called “s...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta pays tribute to Italian-born Argentine, José Bragato, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 101. Bragato worked with Astor Piazzolla on his...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta will visit once more the work of the most important Latin American living composer, Cuban Leo Brouwer. We will present his rarely heard conc...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Classical music in the 20th and 21st centuries has seen an explosion of music written by Latin American composers. In this program, host Elbio Bar...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • 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: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Fiesta pays tribute to the many female composers of Latin America. Included in the program is Gabriela Ortiz from Mexico, Teresa Carreño from Venez...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Outside his native Brazil, Edino Krieger is mostly known for his substantial work for the piano. But he was also a very imaginative orchestrator. T...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Colonized by France, and the first country in Latin American to win its independence, Haiti is often neglected or forgotten in the context of the L...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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We present some of our favorites among the composers and works featured since Fiesta first aired in 2013. Hear some of the most important classical...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:29
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A selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America will be featured on this Christmas themed program from Fiesta. Join us...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:30