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June 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
While European Baroque music and composers were falling out of fashion and new musical trends came in place, in a remote corner of Bolivia those traditions never died. Listen to original baroque music written by Bolivian composers while Elbio Barilari interviews musicologist Father Piotr Nawrot, one of the custodians of these extraordinary cultural inheritances.
June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
From choro to bossa nova and everything in between, included the amazing guitar music composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil has developed one of the strongest traditions related to this instrument.
June 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The Chicago Latino Music Festival is the biggest on its kind, featuring every year world class performers in a repertoire that goes from the Colonial period to the present and from soloist and chamber music to symphonic works and even opera and ballet. Fiesta showcases a selection of the music heard during the eleven years of the Festival’s history.
May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
For thousands of years Mexico has been at the forefront of civilization and music in the Americas. Elbio Barilari will be guiding this new excursion south of the border. We will feature music from the 17th to the 21st century.
May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The birth of “classical” percussion music has a name and a date: Amadeo Roldán, 1930. The seminal “Rítmicas” by this Cuban pioneer inspired Edgar Varèse to write his famous “Ionization” and a whole new musical field was born. Fiesta presents Latin American percussion pieces and works featuring percussion instruments in a prominent role.
May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
“Nocturnes” have been composed since the 18th century. Even before the first “nocturnes” were written, the night and its attributes, like the moon and the stars, have been inspired musicians as well as poets and painters. And these romantic endeavors have continued into the 21st century.
April 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are the figureheads at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiesta we go beyond those giants and feature other Latin American composers that you should know!