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FIESTA! presents Homenaje a Manuel de Falla

 

"Fiesta!," says the Uruguayan-born composer Elbio Barilari, "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.

 

September 14, 2014 

Homenaje a Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla, the biggest name in Spanish music, had and still has a huge impact on Latin American music as well. As it is well known, he died in Argentina as an exile of Francisco Franco’s fascist dictatorship, which had make even more endearing for Latin Americans of all generations.

 

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José Serebrier

José Serebrier

September 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

José Serebrier, composer

Uruguayan born José Serebrier is widely known by his stellar career as a conductor of international reputation. Mr. Serebrier, however, deserves has much recognition for his formidable work as a composer.

 

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Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra

September 28, 2014 

Mi Alma Mexicana/Mexican Orchestral Music

This release truly represents what Mexican culture is; not only the well-known picture of folklore, cuisine, colors and breathtaking landscape that amaze visitors, but the modern Mexico, eclectic and baroque in every sense of the word: a rich spectrum of possibilities and exquisitetaste. Mi Alma Mexicana is a Sony recording by Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas with Alondra de la Parra conducting.

 

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Rio de la Plata

Rio de la Plata

October 5, 2014

The Sound of the Pampas

The Pampas, the huge plains that extend throughout the southern part of Brazil, Uruguay and central Argentina, are (or were) the domains of the gauchos, the southern cowboys. Since the last decades of the 19th century, composers from Rio de la Plata have been reflecting that sonic world with the tools of the symphonic music. These program features music by Alberto Ginastera, Julián Aguirre and Eduardo Fabini among others.

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