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Music From Valencia with ¡Fiesta!, April 2020

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Valenica is a gorgeous Mediterranean city with a lot to offer. Valenica is the third largest city in Spain. The city was founded by the Romans. The Holy Grail is believed to be kept in a chapel in Valencia's cathedral. The delicious Spanish dish comes from the region around Valenica. This month on ¡Fiesta! we explore the music from this city (4/9). 

4/2        A Tribute to Silvestre Revueltas  Musicologist Jesús del Toro visits Fiesta to talk with Elbio Barilari about his recently published book Silvestre Revueltas in the Other Side that studies Revueltas musical life in Chicago and Texas.

4/9        Music from Valencia  Fiesta takes a trip to Valencia, in the Eastern part of Spain. One of the many different regions in Spain with its own language, culture, and music!  We will share some of the most fascinating composers and their music from this rarely explored region.

4/16      Music of the Dominican Republic  The Dominican Republic enjoys a strong musical tradition, classical as well as popular. On this program of Fiesta you will listen also to Dominican classical music, including the monumental First Piano Concerto by Michel Camilo.

4/23      Best of the 2019 Chicago Latino Music Festival  The Chicago Latino Music Festival is the biggest on its kind, featuring every year world class performers in a repertoire that goes from the Colonial period to the present and from soloist and chamber music to symphonic works and even opera and ballet. Fiesta showcases a selection of the music heard during the 2019 festival.

4/30      Manuel de Falla Revisited  Fiesta takes another look at the Spanish master Manuel de Falla. Host Elbio Barilari, picks some of his favorite lesser known works as well as a new recording of his popular Three Corner Hat.  Join us for another look at the music and life of de Falla!