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  • Hosted by Elbio Barilari

Fiesta! features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Program host Elbio Barilari is your guide for this trip through the hidden treasures of Latino concert music, including the magical rhythms of Silvestre Revueltas and Heitor Villa-Lobos, or the symphonic tango; plus the series shares little-known wonders from the Latin-American Baroque and celebrates classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, Leo Brouwer, and more.

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Esta Tierra es Mi Tierra, 07/04/17, 1:00pm

Jun 19, 2017

Traditional Independence Day specials celebrate the great American classics, from pops-style musical numbers to the expansive works of Aaron Copland. This season, Esta Tierra es Mi Tierra: Latino Composers Reflect on the American Experience, brings a fresh and timely perspective on the holiday.

June 2017 Fiesta programs

May 26, 2017

6/1    Brazilian Guitar From choro to bossa nova and everything in between, included the amazing guitar music composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil has developed one of the strongest traditions related to this instrument.

May 2017 Fiesta! listings

Apr 28, 2017

Almost the musical equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls, sever thousand baroque music scores were discovered in the south of Bolivia in 2001.  Found in two former Jesuit missions, scholars now cite that the biggest difference between European and Bolivian baroque music is the presence of joy and happiness.  Because after all, baroque music in Europe was a product of the Reformation.  Read more about the discovery of these scores and what is being done with them here.

April 2017 Fiesta! listings

Mar 31, 2017

4/6        Spanish Music and Visual Arts  Spanish composers seem to have a strong predilection for the visual arts. One would say this is not surprising in a country that gave us Diego Velázquez, Goya and Picasso among many other first rate artists. Enrique Granados composed his monumental “Goyescas” (after Francisco Goya) in 1911, as a piano suite and in 1915 used its movements as the skeleton for his opera of the same title. In this program we present a selection of the original piano suite recorded by Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats.

March 2017 Fiesta! listings

Feb 24, 2017

3/2        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.

February 2017 Fiesta programs

Jan 27, 2017

Host Elbio Barilari digs through some dusty old LPs and shares the treasures he's found.

January 2017 Listings for Fiesta!

Dec 30, 2016

This month on Fiesta, host Elbio Barilari shows us the new and the old, and even the new-new!  Works by Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, and more, plus a highlight of the host's favorite recordings by the great São Paulo State Symphony from Brazil!

December 2016 Listings for Fiesta!

Nov 25, 2016

Join us on a road trip through South America and then over to Spain for music from different traditions and landscapes.  Plus, Christmas Carols!  This month on Classical 91.5.

November 2016 Listings for ¡Fiesta!

Oct 28, 2016

This month on Fiesta, host Elbio Barilari brings us music for the Day of the Dead, as well as a rarely-performed opera by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, and more on Classical 91.5.

October 2016 Listings for ¡Fiesta!

Sep 30, 2016

This month on Fiesta, we hear music inspired by the southern cowboys of Brazil and Argentina, the Mexican Group of Four, Dominican classical music, and some of the program's all-time favorite composers!  Tune in this month, on Classical 91.5.

10/6      The Sound of the Pampas The Pampas, the huge plains that extend throughout the southern part of Brazil, Uruguay and central Argentina, are (or were) the domains of the gauchos, the southern cowboys. Since the last decades of the 19th century, composers from Rio de la Plata have been reflecting that sonic world with the tools of the symphonic music. These program features music by Alberto Ginastera, Julián Aguirre and Eduardo Fabini among others.  See all