Itinerarios

Itinerarios was a weekly two-hour radio program featuring music and musicians from throughout Latin America.  Music by the acknowledged masters of Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean Islands was presented in a free-flowing session which also features performers with Latin American affiliations.

These world class artists bring a distinctive interpretive power to the music of Latin America, and the great body of European music.  A typical edition of Itinerarios might place an interpretation of Beethoven played by the Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio alongside the guitar music of Paraguayan composer Augustín Barrios performed by the Welsh guitarist David Russell.

Itinerarios aired on KPAC and KTXI from the fall of 2003 to January 2013.  Although the show has ceased production, you may still access previous playlists and articles associated with the show online through this page.

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KPAC Blog: Itinerarios
11:56 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

A Festive Brazilian New Year

Desiree Furoni

A special piece written by Marin Alsop on NPR included a photo of her conducting the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in a concert on a Brazilian beach. Twenty thousand listeners attended! Wow! An outdoor concert in December?

A look at the latest weather forecasts for points in South America quickly reminds us that it is presently Summertime (and one would hope the livin’ is easy) throughout the Southern Hemisphere.

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KPAC Blog: Itinerarios
3:03 pm
Tue December 25, 2012

Had Enough Christmas Carols? Try Something Different

Credit Amazon.com

Sometimes I think that the endless loop of Christmas songs at the HEB at Wurzbach and I-10 gets stuck and begins repeating the same phrase over and over, like a stuck record. Poor Ella just can't seem to get to the next phrase, and when she does she ends up stuck there.

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KPAC Blog: Itinerarios
8:45 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Interpreting Frida Kahlo (Through Music)

Frida Kahlo self-portrait 1944.
imaginarymuseum.net

Mention Frida Kahlo and we immediately think of the painter and the wide range of self portraits she produced during her troubled -- and at times anguished -- life. A recent recording by the Dublin Drag Orchestra with vocalist Clara Sanabras brings to light another side of Kahlo: occasional poet and writer. "La Vida Callada," ("The Unspoken Life") is included on the recently issued "¡Viva Frida!" from the Heresy record label. This track stands out for its balance of contrast and similarity to what the Dublin Drag Orchestra (DDO) has come to champion - early music.

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Arts & Culture
11:31 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Carlos Franzetti: Modern Tanguero Or Orchestra Master?

Carlos Franzetti.
Carlos Franzetti

The opening lines of Carlos Franzetti's resume pretty much sum it up:

"Composer/conductor Carlos Franzetti's musical range seems to know no limits. Symphonic and chamber works, big band and Latin jazz and film scores have all been the focus of his vast talent."

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Arts & Culture
1:26 am
Sun November 25, 2012

On Itinerarios This Week: The 2012 Latin Grammys

The Grammys are important even if they relegate most of the classical awards to the afternoon well before the television cameras begins to roll, and it's much the same at the Latin Grammys, except more intimate, according to recording editor and mastering engineer Paul Blakemore.

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