Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari on KENW FM

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Fiesta is a weekly classical music program devoted to Latin American and Iberian music from the 16th to 21st century, and brings artistically and historically significant compositions and artists to its listeners.

The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music.

Jun  1    Opera Heros
Today a footnote in a history full, mostly, of Italian, German and French names, there were Latin American composers that were considered mega-stars in the opera houses of the 19th century: Mexican Melesio Morales and Brazilian Antônio Carlos Gomes.

Jun  8    The Latino Concert Hall
Join host, Elbio Barilari, as he takes you on a musical tour of Latin American concert music. Featuring some of the greatest music written for the concert hall we will feature the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Moreno Torroba, and Manuel de Falla.

Jun 15    Darwin Noguera: Pianist & Composer
Nicaraguan pianist, band leader and composer Darwin Noguera debuted with the Miami Beach Symphony Orchestra at the young age of 14, and continued his studies under the tutelage of Eteri Andjaparidze and Larry Novack at DePaul University. He has accomplished an unusual and fluid integration between classical, jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms. Elbio Barilari will sit down with Darwin Noguera and speak to him about his career and showcase some exclusive recordings of his music.

Jun 22    Sonatas from Latin America
The sonata is a musical term in use for almost four centuries, and Latin American composers have cultivated this venerable form. Fiesta features an extravaganza of Latino sonatas, including music from Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil!

Jun 29    Soccer and Music
It is known that soccer (or fútbol, as it is called in Spanish) constitutes an important element of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese identity. Several composers, classical and popular, have dedicated memorable works to this sport and its emotions and feats.The sonata is a musical term in use for almost four centuries, and Latin American composers have cultivated this venerable form. Fiesta features an extravaganza of Latino sonatas, including music from Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil!