The WFMT Radio Network

WFMT Radio Network

FIESTA! with Elbio Barilari

Genre: Classical and Latin Music
Length: 59 minutes
Frequency: 52 weeks
Delivery Type: PRX, File Transfer and CD
Optional Breaks: One

Host: Elbio Barilari
Producer: Daniel Goldberg
Underwriter: Joyce Saxon

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.

This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast through March 31, 2015. If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: tmacaluso@wfmt.com  Estlin Usher at (773) 279-2112, email: eusher@wfmt.com, or  David Sims at (773) 279-2027, email: dsims@wfmt.com.

Broadcast Schedule >

Biographies >