Gustavo Leone, Elbio Barilari & their musical friends



Sunday, November 18
Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

Latin American Soundscapes – Paisajes Sonoros Latinoamericanos

Synopsis, Program & Biography


Some of the most qualified and adventurous improvisers/composers/performers in the Chicago are Latinos, following on the steps of the memorable session at Logan Center during the 2016 Chicago Latino Music Festival, Latino Improvisers will be back at the Festival for this experience at the gorgeous auditorium of the Chicago Public Library.


Instantaneous and spontaneous music improvised in the moment.


Elbio Barilari – Uruguayan born Elbio Barilari, composer, writer and multi-instrumentalist, moved to Chicago in 1998. He is a professor of Jazz History and Latin American Music at UIC, he hosts the internationally syndicated Latin American music radio show “Fiesta”, on WFMT 98.7 and he is Co-Director of the Chicago Latino Music Festival. Barilari has an intense activity both as a classical composer and as a jazz musician. His classical pieces have been commissioned and performed by orchestras and chamber ensembles such as Grant Park Festival, Ravinia Festival, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Arts Orchestra, Avalon String Quartet, Fulcrum Point, Kaia String Quartet and many others at the national and international levels.

Gustavo Leone- Composer Gustavo Leone is a Professor at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of Loyola University Chicago. His principal composition teachers included Gerardo Gandini, Marta Lambertini, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, and John Eaton. He also studied electronic music with Howard Sandroff. Leone is a recipient of a Walter Hinrichsen Award given by the American Academy of Art and Letters. His music is included in the catalogs of C.F. Peters, New York, Toccata Classics, and Naxos Recordings. Ensembles such as Cuarteto Q-Arte, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, amongst others, have played and commissioned Leone’s works. His work for the theater includes productions at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, and Teatro Vista.