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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for May, 2011

Run Don’t Walk

Bill Cunningham shooting on the streets of New York City.

Andrew encourages you to hurry out to see the award-winning documentary Bill Cunningham New York at the Music Box Theatre. The film provides a look at the life and work of New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham whose photographic chronicles of fashion trends have inspired readers of the Sunday Style section for decades.

Lyric Opera of Chicago taps rainy-day fund for 23rd balanced budget in 24 years

Incoming Lyric general director Anthony Freud inherits a balanced budget

My Tuesday May 24 Chicago Sun-Times story on Lyric Opera of Chicago‘s 2011 annual meeting and 2010-2011 financial reports. Aided by reserve fund, Lyric Opera in the black Raises fundraising goals for 2011-12 BY ANDREW PATNER Lyric Opera of Chicago, internationally renowned among arts organizations for its fiscal solvency, reported a balanced budget for its more…

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner David Ferry

Poet and translator David Ferry

In a new program, Andrew’s guest is the esteemed poet and translator David Ferry, 87, winner of this year’s $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry magazine.

My (radio) guest tonight — David Ferry, 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner David Ferry

Tonight from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. CDT on 98.7WFMT Radio Chicago and via free streaming anywhere in the world at wfmt.com my guest will be the esteemed poet and translator David Ferry, 87, this year’s winner of the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry magazine (founded in more…

CSO: Morlot + Martin = un événement spectaculaire de la trompette française, et aussi . . .

Christopher Martin

My Saturday May 21 Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com review of the Thursday May 19, 2011 Chicago Symphony Orchestra program with guest conductor Ludovic Morlot in music of Dutilleux, Jolivet, Tomasi, and Roussel, with CSO principal trumpet Christopher Martin. Morlot’s an idiomatic hand and Martin’s a trumpet marvel in CSO’s mixed 20th-century French program Solo playing more…

Poetry from Poetry 3

Andrew reads Arthur Rimbaud’s “Morning of Drunkenness” (translated by John Ashbery, in Poetry magazine, April 2011). To read more of the translator’s notes or see additional information about this poem, visit Poetry magazine’s website.

Grant Park Music Festival

In a new program, Andrew’s guests are Carlos Kalmar, principal conductor, and Leigh Levine (pronounced — LEE Luh-VINE), interim executive director, of the Grant Park Music Festival. The Festival and the Chicago Park District announced today that Carlos Kalmar has also been named artistic director for a five year term.

My (radio) guests tonight — Carlos Kalmar and Leigh Levine from Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival

Carlos Kalmar -- by Bruce Foster -- The Oregonian

Tonight from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. CDT on 98.7WFMT Radio Chicago and via free streaming anywhere in the world at wfmt.com my guests will be Carlos Kalmar, principal conductor, and Leigh Levine, interim executive director, of Chicago’s annual, free, municipally-supported Grant Park Music Festival. Fresh off of a triumph as music director of the more…

CSO’s Chicago Youth in Music Festival wraps up with Muti, Ma, the governor, and the Daley family

My Monday May 16 Chicago Sun-Times story on the Sunday May 15, 2011 concluding program of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s Chicago Youth in Music Festival. Concert teams Muti, Ma with young talent A bevy of Quinns and Daleys, too BY ANDREW PATNER The combine of Riccardo Muti, Yo-Yo Ma, and the tireless staff and players more…

CSO and Muti: new work from Mason Bates, an early Strauss rarity, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Schumann

My Saturday May 14 Chicago Sun-Times review of the Thursday May 12, 2011 Chicago Symphony Orchestra program with music director Riccardo Muti in music of Mason Bates, Schumann, and Richard Strauss, with ‘cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Riccardo Muti’s youthful leanings emerge Mason Bates première, early Strauss, and Yo-Yo Ma on the bill BY ANDREW PATNER Even more…