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 sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries."


Caminos del Inka: The mission of Caminos del Inka is to discover, preserve and promote the rich musical legacy of the music from South America. Led by Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, we will share some of their most fascinating and beautiful recordings.


Sao Paulo State Symphony: Host Elbio Barilari selects his favorite recordings from the Brazilian Sao Paulo State Symphony.  Founded in 1954 by Joao de Sousa Lima, the OSESP performs over 200 concerts a season and has recorded more than 100 albums.  The music featured on this week's program is from the symphony’s home country of Brazil.


Music for Peace:  This week's program features inspiring, moving and beautiful works by Latin-American masters advocating for world peace.  Host Elbio Barilari will share works that bring a sense of calm and meditation.


Cuban Maestros:  Fiesta visits Cuba to share music from some of most important composers from the island.  This week's program includes works by Leo Browuer and Jose White.


Epic Masterworks:  Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite long form classical works.  Latin American composers such as Manuel de Falla and Alberto Ginastera are featured in this epic program.