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 and more detailed schedule info 

MAY 2015

5      Music after Jorge Luis Borges
12   Esteban Salas and Lobo Mesquita: Colonial    Music from Cuba and Brazil
19   The Magical Palette of Edino Krieger
26   Sephardic Music


APRIL 2015

7     The Tango Invasions
14   Villa-Lobos: Manuscripts and Lost Pieces
21    New-New Music
28     Variations on a Theme


March 2015:
     Don Quixote in Music
10   A Mexican Concert – Music by Richardo Castro, Revueltas, Carlos Chevez, Heras, and Rosas
17   Colonial Music from Latin America
24   The “other” Joaquín Rodrigo - vocal, piano and chamber music by this composer
31  Painting With Sounds – Music by     Rodriguez, Granados, Brouwer and others

Feb. 2015 programs:
  Gypsy Music and Gypsy Influences
10  Fiesta of the Guitar…music of Bonfa,Barrios, Cabrera and others
17  Music from Cuba
24 The Carlevaro Brothers