Evening Concert

Fiesta! is back!


What is Fiesta!?

Fiesta! is an original production of WFMT devoted to Latino concert music that brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to our listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago,  is the host and creative force behind this series. Fiesta! features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries: Silvestre Revueltas, Heitor Villa-Lobos, the power of symphonic tango, the Latin- American Baroque, and classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, and Leo Brouwer.

Tonight starting at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s back-to-back episodes of “Fiesta!”.  At 7:00 it’s “Mexican Orchestral Music” with Alondra de la Parra conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. At 8:00 it’s “The Music of Gustavo Leone”, Argentinean composer who now teaches at Loyola University Chicago.

7:00 P.M. Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari
Mi Alma Mexicana/Mexican Orchestral Music
Mi Alma Mexicana is a Sony recording by Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas with
Alondra de la Parra conducting. (Sony 886977552)
Gustavo CAMPA: Melodie Pour Violin Ricardo CASTRO: Intermezzo de Atzimba
Candelario HUIZAR: Imágenes  Federico IBARRA: Sinfonia No. 2
Enrico CHAPELA: Inguesu  Lorenzo FERNANDEZ: Excerpt fr. Batuque (Simon Bolivar Sym. Orch.; Keri Lynn Wilson, conducting) (Dorian 5850)
Benedito Lacerda PIXINGUINHA: Excerpt fr. Um a Zero (Pixinguinha, flt.) (Latin Jazz Roots Latino)
REVUELTAS: Excerpt from Sensemaya (Mexico Festival Orch.; Enrique Batiz, cond.) (Naxos 8.550838)
Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari
The Music of Gustavo Leone With works commissioned by ensembles including the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Argentinean composer Gustavo Leone now teaches at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago.
Gustavo LEONE: Preludes for Harp (Benjamin Melsky, harp)
LEONE: Mvts. 1 & 2 from The Red Quintet (Cuarteto Arte Latino Americano; Marta Lilian Bonilla, harp) (University National de Colombia Colección 6)
LEONE: Mobiles for Four Wind Instruments (Pro Musica – private collection)
LEONE: Sextet for Six Instruments (Rembrandt Chamber Players-private collection)
LEONE: Mundo (Birch Creek Festival Orchestra; Cynthia Stiehl, soprano and conductor; Brian Gronet) (private collection)