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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Susanna Mälkki (Conductor)

In a program from 2003, Andrew Patner’s guest is Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki.

Leonard Slatkin (rebroadcast)

In a program from 2014, Andrew Patner’s guest is conductor Leonard Slatkin discussing his work with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and in Lyon, and the music of William Schuman.

Esa-Pekka Salonen (rebroadcast)

In a program from 2013, Andrew Patner talks with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who was in town to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  

Christian Thielemann, conductor

In a program from 2013, Andrew Patner talks with German conductor Christian Thielemann who last month returned to Chicago in his new position as chief conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle.

Maestro Bernard Haitink (rebroadcast from 2008)

In a rebroadcast from 2008, Andrew Patner talks with conductor Bernard Haitink about Mahler, Shostakovich, and life.

Krzysztof Penderecki, composer/conductor

In a program from 2011, Andrew Patner’s guest is Krzysztof Penderecki, in a conversation recorded when the distinguished Polish composer and conductor was in Chicago leading concerts at the Grand Park Music Festival.

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Andrew Patner’s guest is Italian conductor and Rachmaninoff champion Gianandrea Noseda, who made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut leading the first-ever CSO performances of Rachmaninoff’s 1895 First Symphony.

Erik Nielsen, conductor (Rebroadcast)

In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner talks with young American conductor Erik Nielsen, 2009 Winner of a major grant of support from the Chicago-based Solti Foundation U.S.

The Iowa-born Nielsen, kapellmeister of the Frankfurt Opera, has worked closely with such leading conductors as James Levine and Bernard Haitink, and discusses the challenges and expectations facing new conductors today.

Michael Morgan, conductor (Rebroadcast)

In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner’s guest is Michael Morgan, Music Director for 20 seasons of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and longtime Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim.

Gustavo Dudamel (Rebroadcast)

In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner’s guest is conductor Gustavo Dudamel.