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."


Latin-American Guitar Music:  Guitar music is one of the strongest points of Latin-American and Spanish music.  This week's program features nineteenth-century guitar music from Peru, as well as performances by some important Latin-American guitar players.


Music from Catalonia:  Mac McClure, a pianist born in the United States, developed a strong relationship with Catalonia and the Catalonian music scene.  This week's program features a selection of his solo piano recordings, as well as vocal and chamber music by Joan Comellas, Joaquim Casssado, Federic Mompou and other Catalonian composers.


Argentine Composer Alberto Williams:  Born in Buenos Aires in 1862, Alberto Williams was the first Argentine composer to achieve international fame.  This week's program samples his symphonic and piano works.


Baroque Music from Spain and The Indies:  "The Indies" was what Spaniards called the Americas well into the nineteenth century. This week's program presents rarely heard Baroque music from both sides of the Atlantic.


Latin American Mix Tape:  This week's program presents a selection of favorite composers and works from the sixteenth century to today from different countries and continents.


The Sounds of Spring:  Fiesta presents lively and fresh Latin-American music to compliment the season of spring.


A Tribute to Silvestre Revueltas: Musicologist Jesus del Toro visits this week to discuss his recently published book Silvestre Revueltas in the Other Side, the story of  Revueltas' musical life in Chicago and Texas.