Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari presents…

April 10, 2013

Join us for back-to-back episodes of Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari.  At 7 pm, it’s “Four Uruguayan Composers” highlighting music of Fabini, Tosar, Biriotti and Pons. At 8 pm, guest host Venezuelan composer Ricardo Lorenz introduces us to his music in a lively conversation with fellow composer Elbio. Continue reading for the program.


Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Four Great Uruguayan Composers
“Many of my pieces were premiered at the Teatro Solis. I played there many times, as well as all of our 4 Uruguayan composers….Eduardo Fabini, Hector Tosar, Leon Biriotti and Lamarque Pons. The Teatro Solis is Italian, built in the 1850s. The inside looks like La Scala” – Elbio Barilari, host
Eduardo FABINI: Campo (Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, Federico Garcia Vigil, conductor)
Hector TOSAR: Toccata for Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo)
Leon BIRIOTTI: Sinfonietta (Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, Manuel de Elias, conductor)
Lamarque PONS: Ritimica de Tango: Tangos 1, 2 & 3 (Elida Gencarelli, piano)
FERNANDEZ: Batuque (Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor)

and Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari: Venezuelan Composer Ricardo Lorenz
Guest Host Ricardo Lorenz introduces us to his music in a lively conversation with fellow composer Elbio. In just one hour Lorenz, Associate Professor of Composition at Michigan State University, East Lansing, leads us through thirty years of his life in music – from his Caribbean roots in Venezuela to his current home in Michigan his music is as colorful as his life!
Ricardo LORENZ: Bachango (Marta Aznavourian, piano)
LORENZ: En tren, va chango (Moravian Philharmonic, Czech Republic; Rafael Jimenez, conductor)
LORENZ: Rochela (Raw Cello) Para 9 Cellos (Herman Marcano, cello)
LORENZ: Compass Points (Puntos En La Brujula) (Verder Trio)
LORENZ: El Muro (Michigan State University Wind Symphony, Kevin Sedato, conductor)

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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