Classical music in the 20th and 21st century has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Host, Elbio Barilari shares some of the most interesting and beautiful music to come out of Latin America in the past decade.
There are many ways of being a Spaniard. One of them is being a gallego (or Galician, in English). That area of Northern Spain has its own language, the gallego, and embraces firmly its ancestral Celtic traditions. After visiting Andalusia,
The multi Grammy Award winner clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Paquito D’Rivera visits with Fiesta and speaks with Elbio Barilari about his career, his influences, and his classical music repertoire. We will feature a variety of Paquito’s music fr...
Host, Elbio Barilari sits down with young Chicago violinist Alan Snow and pianist Joanne Chang. They will speak about some of the great composers of the violin from Mexico and they will perform for us in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Studio!
We are having a ball trying to keep up with our ever-expanding musical collection as composers and performers around the world joyously overwhelm us with their creations. We’re consistently amazed by their level of talent and artistry,
Brazil has always had a strong tradition of great pianists. On this program, Fiesta features some of the most accomplished Brazilian pianists, among them Nelson Freire, Caio Pagano, Arnaldo Estrella and Arthur Moreira Lima.
The music written and performed in Spain Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th centuries) has become more popular in recent years. However, even before those treasures were rediscovered,
Some of the most fascinating living composers working today come from Latin America, composers such as Leo Brouwer, Esteban Benzecry, Miguel del Águila, and Enrico Chapela. Fiesta will review beautiful and harmonic music from the 21st century.
Astor Piazzolla was a composer and a bandoneon player (the tango accordion). However, he loved the guitar, he and was an expert writer for it. Fiesta will share some of these great pieces including the beautiful Double Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar.