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 16th to the 21st centuries." For more detailed information, visit the Fiesta! Web page.


Music from the Basque Country:  Basque people have their own language and a longstanding cultural tradition, including music. This program presents historical Basque composers featuring Juan Crisostomo Arriaga, Jesus Guridi and more.


Latino Soundscapes:  The amazing and contrasting landscapes of Latin America have been reflected by some of its most brilliant composers.  Host Elbio Barilari will be your guide as we visit some of the most beautiful places in the world with our ears.  Featured on this program are Almeida Prado, Eduardo Angulo and Alberto Ginastera.


Violin Virtuosos:  Join host Elbio Barilari as he shares some of the greatest violin music to come out of Latin America.  Featured on this program are composers Jose White from Cuba, Gustavo Campa from Mexico, and Chevalier de Saint-Georges from the island of Guadeloupe.


Native and African Roots:  Both Native American and African roots have been quintessential for the development of folk and classical Latin American music. Join Fiesta to discover these origins through music written by composers Camargo Guarnieri, Lamarque Pons and Ricardo Lorenz.


Early Music from Spain and the New Spain:  The Newberry Consort has focused on early music from Spain and present-day Mexico.  This program features the continuity of Spanish colonial music with its western musical tradition. Selections include those being performed for the first time in 300 years.


A Tribute to Silvestre Revueltas:  The mastery of this Mexican genius will be highlighted in works for the orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments. Host, Elbio Barilari will share some of his favorite recordings and give details on one of the great composers of the twentieth century.


Chamber Music from Latin America:  Host Elbio Barilari will share some of the many treasures of Latin American chamber music. Featured on this program are Carlos Gustavino, Claudio Santoro, and Mario Lavista. Join us for this in-depth look at the wonderful world of Latin American chamber music.