Saturdays @ 10PM

Fiesta! is devoted to Latino concert music and presents artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to listeners. The creative force behind this series is Elbio Barilari, an acclaimed composer, musician, performer and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Uruguayan-born Barilari says, "Fiesta! features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries." For more detailed information, visit the Fiesta! Web page.


A Tribute to Silvestre Revueltas:  The mastery of this Mexican genius will be highlighted in works for the orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments. Host Elbio Barilari will share some of his favorite recordings and give details on one of the great composers of the twentieth century.


Chamber Music from Latin America:  Host Elbio Barilari will share some of the many treasures of Latin American chamber music. Featured on this program are Carlos Gustavino, Claudio Santoro, and Mario Lavista. Join us for this in-depth look at the wonderful world of Latin American chamber music.


Music for El Dia de los Muertos:  The Day of the Dead has been the inspiration for music of Latin American culture.  El Dia is a tradition honoring ancestors who are thought to provide meaningful influences on the lives of their descendants.


Great Guitarists and Composers from Latin America and Spain:  Some of the greatest performers and composers of the classical guitar have come from Latin America and Spain.  In this program, Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite pieces and important works for this versatile instrument. Included are guitarists Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernandez and Manuel Barrueco, with master composers, Jose Ardevol, Federico Moreno Torroba and Heitor Villa-Lobos.


Latino Salon:  Popular European salon music of the nineteenth century was embraced by many composers and performers in Latin America, adding their cultural influence to the style.  Featured on this program is salon music from Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil.


Spanish Baroque:  In Spain during the Baroque period, there were many significant composers who are forgotten today.  Fiesta shares some of the treasures of the Spanish Baroque, including music by Antonio Soler, Manuel se Zumaya and Gaspar Sanz.