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Fiesta takes us on a South American road trip, Thu 3/21 @ 10pm

Romanticism and the influence of South-American folklore are combined in a congenial manner in Augustin Barrio's music.

Impressionistic watercolor illustration of a street scene in Paraguay

3/7 Gaspar Cassadó: Cellist & Composer Gaspar Cassadó i Moreu was born in Barcelona to a church musician father, Joaquim Cassadó, and began taking cello lessons at age seven. When he was nine, he played in a recital where Pablo Casals was in the audience; Casals immediately offered to teach him. He soon would travel the world becoming one of the preeminent cellists in the world as well as a great composer. We’ll share recordings of his works featuring the Quartet Altimira and Andrés Segovia. As well as the maestro performing his own work Requiebros.

3/14 Epic Masterworks Host Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite long form classical works. Included are Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo and Carlos Chávez’s Caballos de Vapor Suite.

3/21 South American Road Trip Fiesta’s host, composer Elbio Barilari, will share some of his favorite composers in a delightful trip through South America. Included are Astor Piazzola’s Libertango, Agustín Barrios’s Danza Paraguaya, and Eduardo Fabini’s guitar work El poncho, as performed by Abel Carlevaro.

3/28 Two Major Works from Brazil and Argentina In this program Fiesta’s showcases two monumental pieces from the Latin American repertoire, a piano quintet by Argentine composer Constantino Gaito and a full scale post-romantic piano concerto by Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone.

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