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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for January, 2013

Emmanuel Villaume (Part 2 of 2)

              Andrew is joined by French conductor Emmanuel Villaume in a new program discussing a conductor’s life today.  Mr. Villaume is currently leading the first of two runs of Puccini’s “La Bohème” at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  

Response to The Met’s Robots

Andrew responds to listener response to a previous Critic’s Choice segment, “The Met’s Robots.”

Emmanuel Villaume (Part 1 of 2)

Andrew is joined by Lyric Opera of Chicago guest conductor Emmanuel Villaume discussing Puccini, and preparing/presenting “La Boheme.”  Villaume leads two month-long runs of the opera at Lyric beginning January 21.  

Awash In Color

Andrew recommends a new exhibit at University of Chicago’s Smart Museum.

Ole Kiilerich plays Rzewski

                Andrew presents a new recording of Frederic Rzewski’s landmark, hour-long 1975 “The People United Will Never Be Defeated: 36 Variations on a Chilean Folk Song” for solo piano.  A new release from Bridge Records by the young Danish pianist Ole Kiilerich.

Historic Jazz and Blues recordings of the late 1920s

Tonight on Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner,  Andrew marks the arrival of 2013 with an array of historic blues and jazz recordings from 75 years ago, 1927 and 1928.    

The Met’s Robots

Sure, The Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcasts bring the pure experience of the opera to theaters across the globe–but do they also take it away from those at the opera house?  Andrew explores.