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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for September, 2012

30AIDS (Rebroadcast from 2011)

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.

Special Report: CSO Strike

UPDATE: The CSO strike reached its end Monday night, 9/24/2012. As heard on WFMT this morning, Andrew Patner joined Carl Grapentine to discuss the ongoing strike at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We are posting this report after having received overwhelming listener response like this email from Lori D. of Chicago: I am writing to request more…

Hello Fall

Fall is here, and Andrew is your guide to the musical happenings the season brings.

Wallowitch and Frigo (Rebroadcast from 2007)

Memorials to cabaret artists Johnny Frigo and John Wallowitch. (Rebroadcast from 2007)

Kozinn and Cage (Part 2 of 2)

In the second of a two-part Critic’s Choice (continued from last week), Andrew comments on the demotion of New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn, as well as 100 years of John Cage.

Music of Marvin Hamlisch

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Andrew shares a listen to selections from the late Marvin Hamlisch‘s score to the Pulitzer Prize- and multiple Tony-Award-winning 1975 show A Chorus Line.  He also has some recordings of another artist with surprising parallels to Hamlisch, who died at 68 last month.  The musical A Class Act, on the life and early death of more…

Kozinn and Cage (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part Critic’s Choice (to be continued next week), Andrew comments on the demotion of New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn, as well as 100 years of John Cage.

George LePauw on Beethoven Festival: Revolution 2012

Andrew discusses the International Beethoven Project’s Beethoven Festival: Revolution 2012 with pianist and artistic director George LePauw.  The second Chicago Beethoven Festival comprises 60 events over nine days — this Saturday September 8 through Sunday September 16 — with an emphasis on rising young artists from around the world and around the city.