Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Explore the diverse traditions of Latin American and Iberian music.
Fiesta is a weekly classical music program devoted to Latin American and Iberian music from the 16th to 21st century, and brings artistically and historically significant compositions and artists to its listeners. Acclaimed composer, musician, and professor Elbio Barilari is your guide on this adventure through a rich musical landscape. We invite you to enjoy and learn about the lively, compelling, and rarely-heard treasures of Latino classical music from around the world. Interviews with composers, conductors, and musicians enrich the music. Previous guests on Fiesta have included Eduardo Fernández, Carlos Kalmar, Piotr Nawrot, and José Serebrier.
Martha Argerich: Argentine Piano Master
One of the greatest living pianists, Martha Argerich’s career has brought her from Argentina to around the world. Fiesta pays tribute to this piano master and her long and fruitful career, including her performances of the giants of Latin American classical music.
From Piazzolla to Pelé, Music for the World Cup
Soccer (or fútbol, as it is called in Spanish) constitutes an important element of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese identity. Several composers, classical and popular, have dedicated memorable works to this sport and its emotions and feats.
Spanish works for the piano performed by Spanish pianists
The romantic quality of Spain is embedded in many of the compositions to come out of the country, especially for the piano. Host, Elbio Barilari chooses some of the greatest piano music from Spain and we feature three great Spanish pianists.
Best of the 2017 Chicago Latino Music Festival, Part 2
Fiesta continues its look into the 12th annual Chicago Latino Music Festival.
Best of the 2017 Chicago Latino Music Festival, Part 1
The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music.
Colonial Music from Perú and Brazil
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 many of them are still unknown. Fiesta pays tribute these fantastic composers and sheds light on music from over 300 years ago.