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.
Great Guitarists and Composers from Latin America
Some of the greatest performers and composers of the guitar have come from Latin America. In this program host, Elbio Barilari share some of his favorite pieces for this versatile instrument and some of the most important works for classical guitar.
Early Music from Spain and the New Spain
The Newberry Consort has focused on Early music from Spain and New Spain (as present day Mexico was known when it was a part of the Spanish empire). The recordings featured in this program underscore the continuity of Colonial music as a part of the tradition of western music, including some pieces that were performed for the first time in 300 years.
LISTEN | How Latin-American composers influenced Leonard Bernstein
Fiesta celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with a look at the maestro's love for Latin American music.