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 

JUNE 2015

2    The Classical Side of Astor Piazzolla

9   An Imaginary Concert - This program features, as in a traditional symphonic concert, an exquisite and vibrant overture, a full-scale violin concerto, and a monumental symphony. The composers are Brazilian Edino Krieger, Bolivian Alberto Villalpando and Mexican Blas Galindo

16   Leo Brouwer Once Again

23    Music of the Pacific – Music from Peru and  Chile

30   A Brazilian Romantic Giant: Alberto Nepomuceno


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