what’s playing now
February 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm
21st century music has broken away from the cage imposed by the 100 years old tradition or “experimental”, “contemporary”, “new music” and/or “avant-garde”. Starting in the 80’s, some composers, many of them from Latin America, started bringing together different traditions, including the one of classical Western musicwith the music of the 20th century. The result is what Fiesta’s host, Elbio Barilari, likes to call New New Music: music that is new and feels free to embrace musicality and beauty without complexes.
February 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Mexico has and always had an incredible number of great composers. Ever since the Colonial period, Mexican composers of the first rate have been contributing to music. Fiesta will look beyond the three titans of Mexican music such as Miguel Ponce, Carlos Chávez, Silvestre Revueltas or Mario Lavista and showcase composers from the present and the past that deserve to be better known.
February 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
2015 marked the Latino Music Festival’s 10th Anniversary. This festivals happens in Chicago every Fall, featuring concert music from Latina América, Spain and Portugal from the Colonial period to the 21st century.