Saturdays @ 9PM

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."


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.


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Gustavo Leone: Preludes for Harp
Benjamin Melsky, harp

Gustavo Leone: The Red Quintet
Cuarteto Arte Latino Americano; Marta Lilian Bonilla, harp

Gustavo Leone: Mobiles for Four Wind Instruments
Pro Musica

Gustavo Leone: Sextet for Six Instruments
Rembrandt Chamber Players

Gustavo Leone: Mundo
Birch Creek Festival Orchestra; Brian Gronet, conductor; Cynthia Stiehl, soprano


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