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 sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries."

10/19

Many formidable pieces of the last hundred years have been dedicated to the ballet or modern dance, and Latin American music is no exception! This episode of Fiesta presents some of the most beloved Latin American works for dance.

10/26

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in Latin American culture throughout history. Often confused with Halloween in America, the Day of the Dead is about honoring and paying tribute to one's ancestors. This episode of Fiesta explores music that celebrates this holiday.

11/2

In the Court of Spanish Habsburgs and Bourbons, Baroque and early classical music reached an amazing development throughout the Spanish Empire. This week, Fiesta will feature some of the most brilliant musicians of three centuries.

11/9

Celebrating Eduardo Fernandez: Eduardo Fernandez is one of the greatest living classical guitarists. Fiesta will feature tracks from his newest album as well as other Latin American favorites.

11/16

Colonial Music in Latin America: Early music, including the Baroque and Galant styles, was practiced in Latin America by European masters as well as composers born in Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. On this episode of Fiesta we find more treasures of Colonial Music.

11/23

Woodwinds of Latin AmericaThe woodwind section is an important part of any orchestra, and it is also featured in Latin American music.  On this week's program, host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite chamber, solo and orchestral woodwind music.

11/30

An Ideal Imaginary Concert: Imagine you are attending a symphonic concert. You take a seat and the conductor picks up the baton. Instead of hearing the standard concert repertoire, the orchestra begins with a colorful Latino overture and continues with a fantastic Latino concerto, followed by a full-scale Latino symphony.