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.
The player below includes a continuous three hour loop of the most recent Fiesta episodes to be joined in progress.
In this program of Fiesta we present a luxurious tribute to the most beloved Brazilian popular songs. Featuring the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Sao Paulo and Banda Mantiqueira performing traditional choros and sambas.
An Ideal Imaginary Concert
Continuing with our series Imaginary Concerts: think that you are attending a symphonic concert in which instead of hearing one of the so-called the “standard concert repertoire”, the orchestra starts with a colorful Latino overture, continues with a fantastic Latino concerto and tops the evening with a full scale Latino symphony.
Orchestral Music from Mexico
Mexico has and always had an incredible number of great composers. Ever since the Colonial period, Mexican composers of the first rate have been contributing to music. Fiesta will look beyond the three titans of Mexican music, Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas and showcase composers from the present and the past that deserve to be better known.
Latin American Christmas Carols
A selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America are featured on this Christmas themed program from Fiesta. Join us for music that spans several centuries and a great diversity of influences and traditions.
Classical music in the 20th and 21st century has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Host, Elbio Barilari share some of the most interesting and beautiful music to come out of Latin America in the past decade. Recent pieces by composers from Catalonia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, and Uruguay.
Alicia de Larrocha
Fiesta celebrates the legacy of the great Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. We will share some of Elbio’s favorite recordings of this amazing artist.
Latin American Composers You SHOULD Know!
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiesta, we go beyond those giants and feature other Latin American composers that you should know!
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Spanish Music
Fiesta features a treasure of Spanish music from the 12th to the 18th century including the mysterious “Codex Calixtinus”.
3 Great Latin American Living Composers: Manuel Orrego Salas, Sergio Cervetti, and Arturo Márquez
We feature three living composers in this program the Mexican Arturo Márquez with his Danzón No. 7 and Chilean Manuel Orrego Salas’ Symphony No. 2 and Uruguayan Sergio Cervetti with his work, Consolamentum.
The Unknown Side of Pablo Sarasate
Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo Sarasate is known for a couple of brilliant works. But his carrer is full of great compositions not know to many. Host, Elbio Barilari shares some music from the “unknown” side of Pablo Sarasate.
Music for El Día de los Muertos
El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture.
The Fiesta Time Machine
Fiesta goes back in time to present some of the best Latin American classical music from different eras. We will feature music from the Colonial, Romantic, and Contemporary eras of classical music and see how they all tie together.
Music for the Harp
This program of music for the Harp includes the wonderful “Suite Concertante” by Manuel Moreno‐Buendía.
A Visit to Mexico
For thousands of years Mexico has been at the forefront of civilization and music in the Americas. Elbio Barilari will be guiding this new excursion south of the border. We will feature music from the 17th to the 21st century.
Latin American Art Songs
Fiesta explores the world of Latin American art songs on out next program. We will feature vocal music accompanied by strings, piano, guitar, and orchestra.
Since the 1950’s a segment of the tango music from Argentina and Uruguay has been evolving into the chamber music genre. Fiesta will feature some examples of this lively new tradition.
Spanish and Latin American Harpsichord with special guest David Schrader
One of the leading harpsichord players in the world, Maestro David Schrader will share with us his amazing knowledge of Spanish and Latin American music for the harpsichord as well as his smart sense of humor.
What’s New? Latin American Composers in the US
Fiesta shares recent works by Latino composers living in the US. Featured will be Miguel del Águila and Lena Frank.
Five Centuries of Latin American Music
Host Elbio Barilari, introduces us to five hundred years of Latin American orchestral music, from the Baroque period composer, Domenico Zipoli to the present day Arturo Marquez. Music from Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay and Mexico.