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January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The influence of Isaac Albéniz on Spanish music, or at least in the perception posterity has of Spanish music is undeniable. Albéniz, who lived in the second half of the 19th century (1860-1909) has the reputation of being the “inventor” of Spanish musical nationalism.
January 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm
These very traditional forms were proclaimed dead at several points during the 20th century. However, at the beginning of this new century they still enjoy good health and undeniable popularity among audiences and musicians. Join us for musical trip through three hundred years of sonatas & sonatinas.
February 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Host, Elbio Barilari, picks some of his favorite recordings from the monumental São Paulo State Symphony from Brazil! Founded in 1954 by João de Sousa Lima the OSESP performs over 200 concerts a season and has over has recorded over 100 albums. We feature music from their home country of Brazil!
February 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
This week, Fiesta presents classical Latin American music that takes on one of the greatest emotions, Love. Join us, as we show how love is expressed musically in several Latin American countries. We will feature orchestral and chamber music from Brazil, Spain, and Venezuela. Playlist: Agustín Barrios (Paraguayan, 1885-1944) -Mazurka Appassionata John Williams, guitar Sony […]
February 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Fiesta’s host Elbio Barilari sits down with composer Stewart Copeland (co-founder and drummer of The Police) and librettist/director Jonathan Moore about their world premiere of their new opera The Invention of Morel at Chicago Opera Theater. Based on the book by Argentine author, Aldolfo Bioy Casares, Elbio will speak to our guests about the influence of Latin American music and themes on their opera. We will also be playing a selection of some of their favorite Latin American classical music.
February 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Some of the greatest treasures of Latin American music have been never released on CD. Fiesta, once again, digs into its dusty collection of LPs to bring you some unforgettable recordings. Join us as we share our LP treasures. Playlist: Manuel Moreno Buendía (Spain, b. 1932) Suite Concertante for Harp and Orchestra (1958) Pórtico (Gate) […]
February 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Host, Elbio Barilari introduces us to five hundred years of Latin American orchestral music. From the Baroque period composer, Domenico Zipoli to the present day Arturo Marquez. Come with us as we visit Bolivia, Cuba, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico.