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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for June, 2011

The Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks

Andrew features poetry of the late Gwendolyn Brooks.

Jack Zimmerman

Tonight on Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner–A conversation with Chicago-native Jack Zimmerman, whose new CD of autobiographical stories and original music entitled The Gift is gaining national popularity.

The Three-Legged Stool

Andrew discusses successes and failures of classical music management in the U.S.

Peter Cole (Rebroadcast)

In a rebroadcast from 2007, Peter Cole joins Andrew for a conversation about Hebrew poetry.

Back from Salzburg

Andrew returns from a trip to Salzburg with memories of “I Due Figaro” (“The Two Figaros”), by Saverio Mercadante and presented by Riccardo Muti.

Make Music Chicago

Andrew presents a preview (with guests and music from around the world) of the first-ever Make Music Chicago a live, one-day, all-day music festival throughout the city taking place on the first day of summer, Tuesday June 21.

Summer Freebies and Ten Dollars

This week, Andrew guides you through summer music events to attend on the cheap.


Andrew presents a program of music and readings marking the 30th anniversary of the first reports on June 5, 1981 of what was to become known as AIDS including compositions, performances, and poetry by and about classical musicians and other artists who have died from AIDS.

Haitink in the House

The end of the cultural “season” provides a time both to hear Bernard Haitink with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (June 2, 3, 4, and 5) in the Mahler Ninth and to salute this wonderful man and musician for all he has done for the CSO and Chicago.