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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for January, 2012

Ralph Shapey’s Violin Music (Rebroadcast)

A program of violin music of the great Ralph Shapey.  

Swedish National Youth Orchestra

Andrew describes how he was “knocked out” by the Swedish National Youth Orchestra.

Maestro Muti’s Winter Residency

Andrew talks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti in a conversation recorded 1/22/2012 at Orchestra Hall.  Riccardo Muti begins his three week winter residency with the CSO this week.

Time Out Chicago’s Jonathan Messinger on Chicago Public Libraries

Andrew reads Jonathan Messinger‘s Time Out Chicago piece regarding Chicago Public Libraries.

James Alan McPherson: A Matter of Vocabulary (Rebroadcast)

In an encore presentation from 2011, Andrew reads a favorite short story by James Alan McPherson, “A Matter of Vocabulary” from his 1969 collection Hue and Cry. A longtime faculty member at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at The University of Iowa, McPherson, born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1943, was in the first class of MacArthur Fellows more…

Case of the Mondays

Andrew comments on the new decision that will keep Chicago Public Libraries closed on Mondays.

Riccardo Muti: WFMT’s 2011 Artist of the Year

Andrew broadcasts his recent overseas telephone conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti, which took place on December 28, 2011.

James Thurber Fables #5

Andrew reads more selections from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Times.  

Music for the New Year

Andrew presents a program of music for the new year.