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.
Listen to the past two episodes of Fiesta! here.
Cello and Piano: Carlos Prieto and Edison Quintana
For many decades, Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto and Uruguayan pianist Edison Quintana have been one of the greatest chambers duo in the world. On this episode of Fiesta we will share Latin American and Spanish music recorded by these two masters.
Latin America has developed its own and strong Easter musical traditions. Fiesta pay visits to this deep and fresh water well of pieces and songs from different latitudes. Featuring Colonial Music from South America as well as Spain!
Brazilian Composer and Pianist Radames Gnattali
Radames Gnattali was -and still is- one of the most beloved characters and Brazilian music, both in classical and popular. Fiesta’s host, Elbio Barilari, will present a selection of Gnattali’s chamber and orchestral music, which features his love for Brazilian popular rhythms and melodies.
Touch of Nature
Fiesta again explores how Latin American composers have interpreted nature in music. Forests, jungles, mountains, and coastlines all have their unique sound.