Fiesta! on WUOT

Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.

Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series.  

Fiesta!, says the Uruguayan-born composer, features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Mr Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the helm for this trip through the hidden pleasures of Latino concert music, including the magical rhythms of Silvestre Revueltas and Heitor Villa-Lobos and the power of symphonic tango. Plus, the series shares little-known treasures from the Latin-American Baroque, and celebrates classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, and Leo Brouwer.

Fiesta! blog and more detailed schedule info 


2     Violin Virtuosos
9     Native and African Roots
16   Early Music from Spain and the New Spain
23   A Tribute to Silvestre Revueltas
30   Chamber Music from Latin America



4             Segovia and his Disciples
11           18th-century Latino Jewels
18           Music from the Basque Country
25           Latino Soundscapes



7             Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar
14           Fresh Music from Latin America
21           Composers from Chile
28           Symphonies from Latin America

JULY 2018

3             Martha Argerich: Argentine Piano Master
10           Darwin Noguera: Pianist & Composer
17           Rhythms of South America
24           Spanish Symphonies
31           Piazzolla’s Four Seasons


JUNE 2018

5     The Latino Concert Hall

12    Latin American Saxophone

19    Sonatas from Latin America

26    Soccer and Music


MAY 2018

1   Blas Galindo: Famous Unknown
8   Best of the 2017 Latino Music Festival – Part 1
15  Best of the 2017 Latino Music Festival – Part 2
22  The Spanish Piano
29  Opera Heroes


APRIL 2018

3    Impressions of Nature
10   Colonial Music from Perú and Brazil
17  La Guitarra
24   Portuguese Powerhouse


MARCH 2018

6   A Brazilian Romantic Giant: Alberto Nepomuceno
13  The Eclectic Collective
20  Latin American Song
27  Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México



6    Leo Brouwer Once Again

13   José Bragato: Musician, Composer, Conductor

20  Imaginary Concert 6

27   Fiesta’s 5th Anniversary Concert



2             Island Hopping

9             The Magical Palette of Edino Krieger

16           Celebration of Latin American Women Composers

23           Villa-Lobos: Folk Traveler

30           20th and 21st Century Latin American Music