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.


Fresh Music from Latin America:  Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite works from living Latin American composers.  These pieces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries include techniques of modern music infused with styles of the past.  Hear the different musical cultures and traditions of South America.


Orchestral Music from Mexico:  Mexico has had an incredible number of great composers. Ever since the Colonial period, Mexican composers of the first rate have been contributing to music. Fiesta will look beyond the three titans of Mexican music -- Miguel Ponce, Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas -- and  showcase past and present composers that deserve to be better known.


Symphonies from Latin America:  Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the treasures of Latin American symphonies from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including some of his favorites from Federico Ibarra, Blas Galindo and Albero Nepomuceno.


Segovia and His Disciples:  Andres Segovia is considered one of the greatest modern guitarists.  His style and techniques have elevated the classical guitar to new heights, and his teachings and legacy have continued with many of his disciples, including Abel Carlevaro, John Williams, Julian Bream and Alirio Diaz.


Eighteenth-century Latino Jewels:  Colonial Latin-American music is one of hidden treasures of classical music.  Fiesta opens the vault sharing baroque and classical music that is as powerful and beautiful as what was coming from Europe at the time.  We will share music from Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico.


Music from the Basque Country:  Basque people have their own language and a longstanding cultural tradition, including music. This program presents historical Basque composers featuring Juan Crisostomo Arriaga, Jesus Guridi and more.


Latino Soundscapes:  The amazing and contrasting landscapes of Latin America have been reflected by some of its most brilliant composers.  Host Elbio Barilari will be your guide as we visit some of the most beautiful places in the world with our ears.  Featured on this program are Almeida Prado, Eduardo Angulo and Alberto Ginastera.


Violin Virtuosos:  Join host Elbio Barilari as he shares some of the greatest violin music to come out of Latin America.  Featured on this program are composers Jose White from Cuba, Gustavo Campa from Mexico, and Chevalier de Saint-Georges from the island of Guadeloupe.