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July 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Colonized by France, and the first country in Latin American to win its independence, Haiti is often neglected or forgotten in the context of the Latin American culture. Haiti, however, has a strong musical tradition. Fiesta will bring to the audience some of its most important composers.
July 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm
From Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flores to Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez to Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott, Latin America has given birth to some of the most brilliant opera singers to ever grace the stage. On this episode of Fiesta we will feature these singers and more.
July 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Since the 1920’s classical composers have found inspiration in the urban music from Rio de la Plata. A new visit to symphonic and chamber repertoire inspired on this fascinating genre.
July 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm
México is, and always has been, one of the powerhouses in Latin American music. However the biggest names on Mexican concert music are, of course, Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas, joined more recently by Mario Lavista, the country’s more prestigious living composer. However, since the late 19th century and up to the present time, Mexico has produced several generations of magnificent composers. In this program we feature Federico Ibarra, Leonardo Coral. Manuel de Elías and the aforementioned Mario Lavista.
July 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Periodically, Fiesta has been presenting symphonic programs in which instead of the so called “standard” repertoire, the listener can enjoy overtures, concerti, tone poems, full scale symphonies and other orchestral pieces by amazing composers from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
August 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Claudio Santoro is one of the great 20th century Brazilian composers. As a young composer he followed Arnold Schoenberg’s school of atonal music. However, in the 1940’s he evolved toward a nationalistic manner of using the resources of classical and 20th century music, very Brazilian and very beautiful. His 5th symphony was composers in 1955 and deserves a place among the most prominent symphony of the past century.
August 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Some of the greatest treasures of Latin American music have been never released on CD. Fiesta digs into its LP collection to bring you some unforgettable recordings.
August 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm
There are at least three composers we can relate as the Latin American (and Spanish) Mozart’s. Two of them were called “Mozarts” by his contemporaries: the 18th’s Chevalier de Saint Georges, born in the French-Caribbean island of Gaudaloupe, and the 19th century Spanish-Basque Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga. The third one is the 20th century Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri whose first name was Mozart, precisely.
August 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Many 21st century composers have broken the boundaries imposed by the so called “experimental”, “contemporary”, or “new music” of the 20th century. This is what Fiesta’s host, Elbio Barilari, calls “New-New” music. Music that incorporates all the procedures and technical advances of 20th century music but it is not afraid of taking from the past and is willing to explore the traditions of many different cultures.