Fiesta! on WUOT

Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.

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 


1              Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

8              Latin American Colonial Music Treasures

15           The First Opera on This Side of the Atlantic

22           Latin American Guitar Music

29           Sketches of Spain Revisited, with guest Orbert Davis



4    Sound of the Pampas

11   Mexican Composers: The Group of Four

18    Latin American Mix Tape

25    Music of the Dominican Republic



6    Touch of Nature - Fiesta again explores how Latin American composers have interpreted nature in music. Forests, jungles, mountains, and coastlines all have their unique sound.

13  Homenaje a Manuel de Falla.

DE FALLA: Noches en los jardines de España; Fantasía Bética; Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Cello

20     Colonial Music in Latin America

27       Edino Kriger, Composer



2              Claudio Santoro: Brazilian Composer

9              LP Treasures 2

16           Three Latino Mozarts

23           New New Music 5

30           Fiesta Sessions


JULY 2016

5              Latin American Opera Singers

12           Classical Tango 2

19           Living Mexican Composers

26           An Imaginary Concert 2