Fiesta brings Western and Eastern musical sensibilities together in September
With a passionate devotion to unearthing new South American repertoire, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is the founder and Artistic Director of Caminos del Inka, a non-profit organization dedicated to championing South American composers. In addition, Harth-Bedoya is working with cellist Yo-Yo Ma on New Impossibilities, a wondrous fusion of Western and Eastern musical impulses and sensibilities. We'll learn more about this on 9/8 at 10pm.
9/1 Leo Brouwer Revisited Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has sparked single-handedly a renaissance of classical guitar and its repertoire. In this program, we will have another look into Brouwer’s past 50 years of music creation, including his monumental “Concerto de Benicassim” for guitar and orchestra.
9/8 Caminos del Inka or Inka Road Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya has devoted himself to expanding the classical repertoire with music from Latin America as well as participating with Yo-Yo Ma in the Silk Road project. In this program, we will listen to some of the gorgeous Latin American music he has recorded over the years.
9/15 The Music of Antonio Lauro Venezuelan Antonio Lauro (1917-1986) is one of most popular Latin American composers for the guitar. Fiesta pays tribute to this Maestro of Venezuelan musical nationalism. We will feature recordings from Eduardo Fernandez, John Williams, and Pablo Villegas.
9/22 Celebrating Camerata Punta del Este Founded in the 1970s, Camerata Punta del Este is a ground-breaking ensemble bridging the gap between classical and popular music. Fiesta’s host, Elbio Barilari will guide us through the fascinating story of these musicians and play some of his favorite recordings.
9/29 A Brazilian Concert Brazil is and has been, historically, one of the powerhouses of Latin American music. In this program, Fiesta features a completely imaginary concert of Latin American music covering over two centuries. Featuring music by Mauricio Nunez Garcia, Almeida Prado, and a full scale symphony by Camargo Guarnieri.