Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Exploring the diverse traditions of Latin American and Iberian music
Devoted to showcasing Latin American and Iberian music from the 16th century to today, Fiesta brings creatively and historically significant compositions and artists to audiences. Acclaimed composer, musician, and professor Elbio Barilari is your guide on this adventure through a rich musical landscape. Enjoy and learn about the lively, compelling, and seldom-heard treasures of Latin American and Spanish classical music from around the world.
Beginning March 1, 2024, Fiesta will move to Sundays at 10pm.
Music from the Pacific Coast
From Chile to California, the Pacific coast of the Americas was a part of the old Spanish Empire. Still today, composers from Latin American and US Latinos maintain the vibrant tradition of Latin tinged classical music coming from the shores of the Pacific. Our program will feature works by Diego Luzuriaga, Celsor Garrido-Lecca, Víctor Agudelo, and Alexander Tovar.
Gaspar Cassadó: Cellist & Composer
Gaspar Cassadó i Moreu was born in Barcelona to a church musician father, Joaquim Cassadó, and began taking cello lessons at age seven. When he was nine, he played in a recital where Pablo Casals was in the audience; Casals immediately offered to teach him. He soon would travel the world becoming one of the preeminent cellists in the world ...