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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for October, 2011

Art Institute Walkthru — Part 1 of 2

In the first of a two-part program, Andrew takes a walk with the curators through the new permanent galleries of the Indian Art of the Americas and African Art exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago.

James Thurber Fables #4

Andrew reads more tales by James Thurber.  

A New Conversation with Bernard Haitink

Tonight on Critical Thinking, Andrew talks with former Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink in a new conversation recorded just yesterday. Mr. Haitink will lead the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists in performances this week of Haydn’s oratorio “The Creation,” his first time taking up the score in a long and distinguished more…

An Additional Frame of Reference

Andrew describes how his travels to Stockholm, Sweden to cover Riccardo Muti‘s acceptance of this year’s Birgit Nilsson Prize provided additional perspective on world of music.  

Muti’s Nilsson Prize

Andrew shares some music and excerpts from the ceremonies awarding the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize in music to Riccardo Muti in Stockholm just a few days ago.

Muti Broadens

Andrew discusses Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti’s initiatives in broadening repertoire.

“Follies” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Tonight on Critical Thinking, Andrew’s guests are cast and production team members of  Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, opening this Wednesday night on Navy Pier and running through November 6.

Art Institute Exhibits

Andrew describes two exciting exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago.  

Tonight’s Guest: Riccardo Muti

Tonight on Critical Thinking, Andrew shares a new conversation — conducted just yesterday afternoon — with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti.