Fiesta
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 sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries."

1/16

Twelve Strings:  This week's program features Latin-American and Spanish music recorded by famed guitarists Sharon Isbin and Eduardo Fernandez.

1/23

The Palace and the Cathedral: Today's episode features newly-recorded colonial music from Mexico and the Pacific coast of America.


1/30

Music from Venezuela:  Fiesta takes a musical tour of Venezuela, including more than 150 years of rarely-heard music from composers such as Teresa Carreno and Alfredo Ruegles.

2/6

Baroque Music from Spain:  Fiesta presents a guided tour through the evolution of instrumental and vocal Baroque music from fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Spain.

2/13

Baroque Music from Spain: We continue our guided tour through instrumental and vocal Baroque music from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Spain.


2/20

Latin American Piano Music: This week's program explores the wide range of Latin-American repertoire for the piano from nineteenth-century romantic works to today.

2/27

Desert Island Picks:  Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite music he doesn't think he could live without!