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.
Listen to the past two episodes of Fiesta! here.
Danzón! The Music of Arturo Márquez
Together with José Pablo Moncayo’s “Huapango”, Arturo Marquez’s Danzón No.2 has become an unofficial Mexican anthem and has garnered worldwide fame. Fiesta will tell the story behind Marquez’s many danzóns and will feature a chamber work by this amazing composer.
The Prietos: Father and Son in Classical Music
For several decades, Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto and his superb red Stradivarius have been at the top of the cello world. He is also the father to the conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto who is music director of the great Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico. In this program, we will feature recordings of both father and son.
Leo Brouwer Revisited
Cuban composer Leo Brouwer single-handedly sparked a new renaissance of classical guitar and its repertoire. In this program, we will have another look into Brouwer’s past 50 years of the music creation, including his monumental “Concerto de Benicassim” for guitar and orchestra.