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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for March, 2010

My (radio) guest tonight — Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams

Tonight, in a conversation recorded two weeks ago, I speak with American composer John Luther Adams (above). Long resident in Alaska, Adams was in Chicago to hear several of his pieces played on March 15 as a part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s MusicNOW concert series in a program curated by outgoing CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence more…

John Luther Adams (composer)

Andrew’s guest is Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams. Adams’s music was recently heard on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series and his work “Dark Waves” will have its major orchestral debut by the CSO this fall.

CSO: conductor Jurowski’s debut,”Isle of the Dead” is”Beyond the Score” subject

Here is my full Saturday March 27 Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com review of the Thursday March 25, 2010, Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert with guest conductor Vladimir Jurowski and pianist Peter Serkin, and the Friday afternoon March 26, 2010 CSO Beyond the Score program on Rachmaninoff's tone-poem, The Isle of the Dead. Jurowski makes CSO debut more…

Chicago Opera Theater unveils diverse 2011 season (as 2010 is set to begin)

Here is the full version — including links — of my Thursday March 25, 2010, Chicago Sun-Times article on the 2011 season announcement by Chicago Opera Theater. Artists's conception for Tod Machover's new cyber-opera, Death and the Powers. Chicago Opera Theater schedule 2011 LINEUP | Local premières and a brilliant programming swap BY ANDREW PATNER more…

Not-So-True Story

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

My (radio) guest tonight — composer/performer Corey Dargel

  Tonight, in a conversation recorded last week, I speak with Texas-born, Brooklyn-based, Oberlin alum composer/performer/songwriter Corey Dargel (above, photo credit: Samanatha West). Corey just performed with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in Chicago and his new two-CD, two-song-cycle set Someone Will Take Care of Me will be out this spring from New more…

Corey Dargel (Composer/Singer/Songwriter)

Andrew is joined by Brooklyn composer/singer/songwriter Corey Dargel for conversation with music from his two-disc release Someone Will Take Care of Me.

Muti Watch: 2010

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

Lesser-Knowns

New recordings by lesser-known composers (Hans Gál and Roger Boutry), a lesser-heard instrument (the bassoon) and a little Chopin to round it out.

How Could You Say That…

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.