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Fiesta presents piano concertos by two Latin American composers, 11/24 @ 10pm

piano concerto painting
Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden.
Klavierkonzert mit Alexander Skrjabin unter Leitung von Sergei Kussewitzky by Robert Sterl (1910)

Piano concertos by Mexican Manuel Ponce and the Brazilian Almeida Prado are featured this week on Fiesta.

11/3 Dia de los Muertos (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. On this episode of Fiesta we will explore music that celebrates the many facets of this holiday.

11/10 Back to Portugal Fiesta pays another visit to the amazing past and present of Portuguese music. Host Elbio Barilari will share the many hidden musical treasures from this often-overlooked musical country.

11/17 Piazzolla and the Guitar Astor Piazzolla was a composer and a bandoneon player (the tango accordion). However, he loved the guitar, and was an expert writer for that instrument. Fiesta will share some of these great pieces including the beautiful Double Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar.

11/24 Two Concerti by Manuel Ponce and Almeida Prado We share two great concertos by some of the greatest composers of Latin America. The Mexican Manuel Ponce and the Brazilian Almeida Prado. Host Elbio Barilari will share insights on these composers as well as their great music.

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