Fiesta!
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.

4/21

Portuguese Powerhouse:  Portugal, once one of the mightiest nations in the world, can boast of being the home of amazing musical treasures. From the Middle Ages to the present, Portuguese composers have been a significant part of Western art. We will hear music by Carlos Seixas, Luis de Freitas Branco and Joao Domingos Bomtempo.

4/28

Blas Galindo - Works Known and Unknown:  Music by composer Blas Galindo has been overshadowed by the success of his "Sones de Mariachi."  This program focuses on the better known symphonic works of Galindo as well as his delicate and delightful chamber pieces.

5/5

Best of the 2017 Latino Music Festival, Part 1:  The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music. At this event, world class musicians perform music from the Colonial Period to the present through solos, chamber music, symphonic works, opera and ballet.  Fiesta showcases a selection of the music heard during the twelfth edition of this festival.

5/12

Best of the 2017 Latino Music Festival, Part 2:  The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music. At this event, world class musicians perform music from the Colonial Period to the present through solos, chamber music, symphonic works, opera and ballet.  In Part 2, Fiesta continues its showcase of music heard during the twelfth edition of this festival.

5/19

The Spanish Piano:  The romantic quality of Spain can be heard in many of the compositions for the piano.  Host Elbio Barilari has selected some of these compositions, highlighting familiar and lesser known piano works.

5/26

Opera Heroes:  In addition to the well-known European masters, Latin American composers were also considered to be mega-stars including, Melesio Morales and Antonio Carlos Gomes.  Their music will be featured on today's program.