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Fiesta presents Baroque music from the Americas, Thu 1/11 @ 10 pm

1/4 Gorgeous Sounds of Modern Latino Music 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.

Painting by Evaristo Baschenis
Painting by Evaristo Baschenis

1/11 Baroque Music from the Americas Music written and performed in Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th centuries) has become more popular in recent years. However, even before those treasures were rediscovered, several composers from the region showed their interest in exploring the strong connections between Spanish (and European) music from the past and Latin American music, expressed also in the multiple similarities with early and baroque music one can find in Latin American folk music.

1/18 Camargo Guarnieri Festival The Brazilian Camargo Guarnieri was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Though his music hasn’t been heard much outside of his country. His orchestral, chamber and piano music which is flavored with the sounds of Brazil has been recently rediscovered by interpreters and organizers around the world. Our Fiesta pays tribute to this amazing composer, and we’ll hear his masterful Symphony No. 6.

1/25 Arturo Márquez: Mexican Composer Mexican living composer Arturo Márquez has reached a high level of popularity due to the success of his orchestral work Danzón No.2. However, Arturo has composed a whole series of danzónes plus other pieces inspired by the popular music of his native country, Mexico, and from other regions of Latin America. On this program we will hear the Danzón Nos. 3 and 4 and his Cello Concerto featuring Carlo Prieto.

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