Fiesta Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari

Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Fiesta! Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari

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.

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Great Latino Virtuosi

January 5, 2019

Host, Elbio Barilari shares some of the great Latin American music in the hands, lips, and throats of some of the most gifted Latino interpreters. 

Camerata de las Américas

December 29, 2018

One of the leading chamber ensembles dedicated to music written in the Americas, Camerata de las Américas, is the focus for this program. 

Latin American Christmas Carols

December 22, 2018

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.

Fiesta Goes to the Movies

December 15, 2018

During the golden age of Hollywood, countries like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina also developed their own healthy movie industries. Smaller nations also contributed to a robust catalog of Latin American movies. Almost every important Latin American composer from the last hundred years has been asked to compose film music, from Heitor Villa-Lobos in Brazil, to Silvestre Revueltas in Mexico, to ...

Latin American Classics

December 8, 2018

The music of Latino composers has made its way into the standard repertoire of music halls across the globe. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the most known compositions as well as some that he thinks will become classics! Join us for this look into the past and the future of Latino classical music.

Spanish Baroque

December 1, 2018

In Spain, during the Baroque period there were many significant but often forgotten composers. Fiesta shares some of the treasures of the Spanish Baroque including music by Antonio Literes, José de Torres, and Gaspar Sanz.

Latino Salon

November 24, 2018

Popular in Europe in the 19th century, salon music made its way over to Latin America. Embraced by many composers and performers this style of music took on a new life across the ocean. Featured on this program is music from Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil.

Great Guitarists and Composers from Latin America

November 17, 2018

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.

Music for El Día de los Muertos

November 10, 2018

El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture.

Chamber Music from Latin America

November 3, 2018

Host, Elbio Barilari will share some of the many treasure of Latin American chamber music. Join us for this in-depth look at the wonderful world of Latin American chamber music.

A Tribute to Silvestre Revueltas

October 27, 2018

The mastery of this Mexican genius will be highlighted in works for the orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments.

Early Music from Spain and the New Spain

October 20, 2018

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.

Native and African Roots

October 13, 2018

Both, Native American and African roots have been quintessential for the development of folk and classical Latin American music. Fiesta takes a trip to discover the origins of this music.

Violin Virtuosos

October 6, 2018

Join host, Elbio Barilari, as he shares some of the greatest violin music come out of Latin America. 

Latino Soundscapes

September 29, 2018

The amazing and contrasting landscapes of Latin America have been reflected by some of the most brilliant composers of Latin America. 

Music from the Basque Country

September 22, 2018

Join us for music from this region of Spain with a rich history of great composers.

Hidden Musical Treasures from the New World

September 15, 2018

Colonial Latin American music is one of hidden treasures of classical music.  Fiesta opens the vault sharing baroque and classical music that is as powerful and beautiful as what was coming from Europe at the time. 

Segovia and his Disciples

September 8, 2018

Andrés Segovia is considered one of the greatest modern guitarists.  His style and techniques have elevated the classical guitar to new heights.

Two Symphonies from Latin America

September 1, 2018

Host, Elbio Barilari, shares some of the treasures of Latin American symphonies from the 19th and 20th century.

LISTEN | How Latin-American composers influenced Leonard Bernstein

August 25, 2018

Fiesta celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with a look at the maestro's love for Latin American music.