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Fiesta explores the Mexican violin in July 2019

Jun 28, 2019

Art violin done for the Santa Fe Symphony
Credit KITSUNE -

Host Elbio Barilari talks with young violinist Alan Snow (7/18) about the Mexican Violin.  Pictured here: Many charities have used the idea of painting an instrument to raise money, but I doubt they had the Southwestern spirit of these violins done for the Santa Fe Symphony. Check out more art violins:

7/4       Esta Tierra Es Mi Tierra: Latino Composers Reflect on the American Experience Music reflecting the American Experience in all its nuance has been written by both Latino composers born in the United States and those that migrated from Latin America. On this episode of Fiesta, we will share music about the immigrants’ journey and life in the United States. In addition, our host Elbio Barilari will speak about his own experiences coming to America and those of other Latino composers who have made the United States their home.  Come celebrate Independence Day with us… Latino style!

7/11      Fiesta CD Grab Bag We are having a ball trying to keep up with our ever-expanding musical collection as composers and performers around the world joyously overwhelm us with their creations. We are consistently amazed by their level of talent and artistry, and are thrilled this week to share their music with our listeners.

7/18      Mexican Violin Host, Elbio Barilari sits down with young Chicago violinist Alan Snow.  They will speak about some of the great composer of the violin from Mexico and Mr. Snow will perform for us in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Studio!

7/25      Paquito D’Rivera Visits Fiesta! The multi Grammy Award winner clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Paquito D’Rivera visits with Fiesta and speaks with Elbio Barilari about his career, his thoughts, and plans for the future. We will feature a variety of Paquito’s music from his long and illustrious catalog.