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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Baseball Poet (rebroadcast)

From the September 2009 issue of Poetry, Andrew shares a poem by former Tampa Bay Ray outfielder Fernando Perez.

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A Quartet of Quartets

Andrew shares a sampling from new American works on new releases from the Spektral, JACK, Lark, and Sō Percussion quartets.

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Cristian Macelaru (Rebroadcast)

Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macelaru was in town to lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.

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Spertus Celebrates Fiddler’s 50th

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership celebrates the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with a trio of special programs and a range of resources.

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Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1 of 2 (Rebroadcast)

Andrew presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.

 

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A New Conversation with Maestro Riccardo Muti

Andrew presents a new conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti.

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Adieu, Mortier

Andrew reflects on the late opera impresario and Salzburg Festival intendant Gerard Mortier.

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Nicholas Phillips: New Music for Solo Piano, Part 2

Andrew shares a second helping of commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips.

(And another additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday last week.)

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There Is Opera in Chicago

There’s opera in Chicago, and Andrew tells you about it in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

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Nicholas Phillips: New Music for Solo Piano

Andrew shares some of the commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips.

(And an additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday.)

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