Fiesta Latina!

concert series

Get to know the Latin culture, through the best symphonic music of the region

About Fiesta Latina

 

Fiesta Latina is a full symphonic concert carefully designed to present the most outstanding composers of Latin America.  It includes contemporary, classical and popular music, exhibiting our main rhythms, percussion instruments and powerful dances.  

The mission of Fiesta Latina  is to engage new audiences and connect them with this world class repertory. We proudly help musical institutions in many countries to  include these brilliant works in their programmings.

Its originality,  sound color and special connection with public of all ages, has made it a favorite concert series through the world. Are you next?…

Multimedia

Fiesta Latina might include live explanations of all the works and their composers, percussion instruments and dances.  If a screen is available, images and videos of the countries and its people, could be provided. 

Listen to Fiesta Latina -live- audio samples

Fuga con Pajarillo

by Aldemaro Romero | an intricate, energetic and virtuosic orchestral Fugue, that brings to life the popular "Pajarillo" dance of Venezuela, inside a fearless ternary tempo

Compadre Pedro Juan

by Luis Alberti | the "Merengue" is the national dance of the Dominican Republic. A mix of the Hispanic and African culture of the country. First, the "Jaleo" section invites the couple to begin the dance before "Tambora and Guira" percussion instruments take the lead

Fantasia Criolla

by Bienvenido Bustamante | a quiet pastoral chant of peasants from the Dominican Republic is transformed into the "Criolla" and "Mangulina" hispanic dances, in three short connecting movements

A Haitian Phantasy

by Ludovic Lamothe | Lamother was known as the "Black Chopin" because of his lyrical piano pieces. Here two of them are elegantly and brilliantly orchestrated by American composer John Jost

Colombia Tierra Querida

by by Lucho Bermudez | The "Cumbia" is the national dance of Colombia and this one has practically become their National Anthem!"Colombia My Dearest Land" is known in Latin America as one of the most popular songs of all times

Guaguancó

by Guido López Gavilán | the "Guaguancó" is one of Cuba's main rhythms and part of the famous "Rumba". With a beautiful orchestration and improvisatory section, the composer takes us into the Afro-Cuban religion of the island

YOAminicana

by Darwin Aquino | a brief folkloric overture full of Caribbean percussion and ritual chants. The African "Congos" from the Dominican Republic are the center and inspiration of this energetic piece

International Concerts

In recent years Fiesta Latina  selected works and full concert has been featured by:

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Germany

(2012, 2016, 2018)

Saarländisches Staatsorchester, Germany 

(2018)

International Music Festival Alfredo de Saint Malo, Panama

(2011, 2012, 2018)

ADCA Symphony Orchestra, New York

(2019)

Washington University Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis 

(2019)

Gateway Festival Orchestra, USA 

(2019)

National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dominican Republic

(2010, 2013, 2015)

University of Missouri St. Louis

 (2018)

Fiesta Latina – program choices

México

A. Márquez – Conga del Fuego Nuevo(7 min)

J. Moncayo – Huapango (9 min)

A. Márquez – Danzón No. 2  (10 min)

Venezuela

A. Romero – Fuga con Pajarillo (7 min)

A. Rugeles – Tanguitis (4 min)

Haiti

L. Lamothe – A Haitian Phantasy (12 min)
– Danse No. 4
– Danse Capoise

Dominican Republic

B. Bustamante – Suite Macorix (18 min)

B. Bustamante – Fantasía Criolla (15 min)

D. Aquino – Congofonía (7 min)

D. Aquino – YOAminicana (5 min)

J. L. Guerra – La Bilirrubina (4 min) with choreography

L. Alberi – Compadre Pedro Juan (3 min) with choreography

 

More selections include music from: Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bahamas, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala, etc.

Argentina

A. Ginastera – Danzas del Ballet “Estancia” Op. 8 (12 min)

Brasil

H. Villalobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (20 min)

Puerto Rico

Carlos Alberto Vázquez  – Fiesta Rugeliana (8 min)

Cuba

Carlos Fariñas – Seis Sones Sencillos (14 min)

G. López-Gavilán – Guaguancó (6 min)

Guatemala

Sergio R. Reyes – Migraciones (10 min)

Colombia

A. Bermúdez – Colombia Tierra Querida “Cumbia” (5 min) with choreography

Panama

R. Cordero – Elegia for Strings (5 min)

España

M. de Falla – Amor Brujo, Orchestral Suite  (20 min)

 

Encore! with choreography