Fiesta! on WUOT

Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. beginning July 1

Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series.  

Fiesta!, says the Uruguayan-born composer, features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Mr Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the helm for this trip through the hidden pleasures of Latino concert music, including the magical rhythms of Silvestre Revueltas and Heitor Villa-Lobos and the power of symphonic tango. Plus, the series shares little-known treasures from the Latin-American Baroque, and celebrates classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, and Leo Brouwer.

Fiesta! blog 
 

Weekly listings 

Sept. 30, 2014 - Mi Alma Mexicana/Mexican Orchestral Music

This release truly represents what Mexican culture is; not only the well-known picture of
folklore, cuisine, colors and breathtaking landscape that amaze visitors, but the modern Mexico,
eclectic and baroque in every sense of the word: a rich spectrum of possibilities and exquisite 
taste.  Mi Alma Mexicana is a Sony recording by Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas with
Alondra de la Parra conducting.
Gustavo Campa:    Melodie Pour Violin (Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor) Sony 8869775552
Ricardo Castro:   Intermezzo de Atzimba (Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor) Sony 8869775552
Candelario Huizar:   Imágenes (Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor) Sony 8869775552
Federico Ibarra:  Sinfonia No. 2 (Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor) Sony 8869775552
Enrico Chapela: Inguesu (Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor) Sony 8869775552
Lorenzo Fernández:  Excerpt from Batuque (Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra; Keri Lynn Wilson, conducting) Dorian 5850
Benedito Lacerda Pixinguinha:   Excerpt from Um a Zero (Pixinguinha, flute) (Latin Jazz Roots Latino)
Revueltas:   Excerpt from Sensemaya (Mexico Festival Orchestra; Enrique Batiz, conductor) Naxos 8.550838

Oct. 7 -  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.
Oct. 14 -    To be Announced (Airs at 10 p.m.; KSO special at 8 p.m.)
Oct. 21  -   The Music of Gustavo Leone  
Oct. 28   -   To be Announced