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Fiesta explores the orchestral works of Astor Piazzolla, November 2021


This month Fiesta explores the orchestral music of the extraordinary musician, composer, and bandleader Astor Piazzolla, the creator of New Tango. The composer, who many traditionalists accused of killing tango, was a student of classical music by day and a tango musician by night.

Piazzolla looked past tradition, and drew instead from European classical music, jazz, and Klezmer. We'll enjoy this program on Nov 25th at 10pm.

11/4 Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in the Latin America culture throughout history. Often confused with Halloween in America, the Day of the Dead is about the honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors. We’ll hear music by Barilari, Ortiz, revueltas, Águila and Hurtado.

11/11 Latin American Chamber Festival Host Elbio Barilari creates the perfect Latin American Chamber Festival just for you. We will hear some of his favorite chamber works including Mexican Carlos Chavez’s Madrigal and Brazilian Breno Brauth’s Violin Sonata.

11/18 Fresh Ink Classical music in the 20th and 21st centuries has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the most interesting and beautiful music to come out of Latin America in the past decade. Including Esteban Benzecry’s Clarinet Concerto and Gabriella Ortiz’s Estudios entre preludios.

11/25 The Orchestral World of Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla is world famous for his work in revolutionizing the field of nuevo tango, integrating jazz and classical elements into the traditional tango form. More obscure are his pure classical works, which we will explore today.

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