Latinx Fiesta

About Latinx Fiesta

Latinx Fiesta is a full symphonic concert selectively designed to present the most outstanding composers of Latin America.  The program  includes contemporary, classical, and popular music, showcasing vibrant Latin rhythms, percussion instruments, and dances.

Latinx Fiesta aims to connect new audiences to a  world- class repertoire. We are proud collaborators with musical institutions across the world, helping to enrich their musical programming with brilliant and rarely-heard works.

International Concerts

In recent years Latinx Fiesta full concerts, selected pieces and world premieres have been featured by:

  • Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Germany
  • ADCA Symphony Orchestra, New York
  • Säarlandisches Staatsorchester, Germany
  • International Music Festival “Alfredo de Saint Malo”, Panama
  • Washington University Symphony Orchestra, USA
  • Filarmónica Boca del Rio, Mexico
  • San Francisco Civic Orchestra, USA
  • Orchestra of the Americas, USA
  • National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dominican Republic
  • Gateway Festival Orchestra, USA
  • National Symphony Orchestra, El Salvador
  • Sembrando Talentos Festival, Uruguay

Its originality, colorful sounds and the power of this music’s connection to audiences of all ages has made Latinx Fiesta a favorite concert series in many countries.

A vital component of Latinx Fiesta is audience engagement. The program includes live explanations and multimedia projections of the various composers, their works, the countries, the instruments, and dances.

Latinx Fiesta projections

Listen to Latinx Fiesta -live- audio samples

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 | Lamothe 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

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


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