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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for February, 2012

Leap Day 2012

Andrew discusses Lyric Opera of Chicago‘s commission of the new opera Bel Canto and the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest’s upcoming performance of Missa Solemnis at Orchestra Hall.

Mason Bates (Composer)

A conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mead Composer-In-Residence Mason Bates.

Yesterday Is Done

Andrew discusses what refers to as the “genius of Stephen Sondheim.”

Francesca Zambello (Opera Stage Director)

Andrew’s guest is acclaimed opera stage director and Glimmerglass Festival artistic director Francesca Zambello, discussing her current hit production of Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat at Lyric Opera of Chicago through March 17.

The Hunchback Variations Opera

Andrew talks about The Hunchback Variations Opera at the Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago.

Music of Gubaidulina

A program of music of Sofia Gubaidulina in advance of a concert in-celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday to take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30pm.  The concert will feature eighth blackbird and Pacifica Quartet.  

Keeping It Lively

Andrew discusses recent concerts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony.

Anna Clyne

Andrew converses with Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Mead Composer in-Residence Anna Clyne to about the upcoming world premiere performance of her new work Night Ferry.  

Invisible Man at Court

Andrew reviews the production of Invisible Man at University of Chicago’s Court Theatre.