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.
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.
South American Road Trip
Fiesta’s host, composer Elbio Barilari will share some of his favorite composers in a delightful trip through South America.
Great Chamber Works of Latin America
Latin America has a huger treasure of chamber music, from the 16th century to the present day, Fiesta will visit some of the most remarkable compositions.
Latin American Piano Concertos
Some of the most fantastic piano concertos for the last two centuries have been composed in Latin America. On our program we will feature two piano concerti by some lesser known composers Hekel Tavares (Brazil) and Florencia Di Concilio (Uruguay) along with solo piano pieces by the Brazilian Francisco Mignone.
This week, Fiesta presents classical Latin American music that takes on one of the greatest emotions, Love. Join us, as we show how love is expressed musically in several Latin American countries. We will feature orchestral and chamber music from Cuba, Spain, and Mexico.
Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite long form classical works. Manuel De Falla and Carlos Chávez are are featured in this EPIC program.
Fiesta visits Cuba to share some of most important composers from the island. From José White to Leo Browuer we will hear some of the greatest Cuban classical music.
Teresa Carreño, Composer
Born in Venezuela in 1853, Teresa Carreño was one the first Latin American women with an international career as a pianist, composer and teacher. Fiesta looks into the life and music of this piano virtuoso nicknamed the “Valkyrie of the Piano.”