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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for February, 2013

Esa-Pekka Salonen (Conductor)

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Andrew talks with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is in town to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma 2/28 – 3/2 at Orchestra Hall.             Esa-Pekka Salonen © 2012 Sonja Werner

Scorecards

Andrew recommends that you leave your pencils and scorecards at home for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Andreas Mitisek (Chicago Opera Theater General Director)

Andrew talks with Andreas Mitisek, the new general director of Chicago Opera Theater.  COT opens its 2013 season, the first planned by Mitisek, this Saturday with “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Philip Glass, at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park.

eighth blackbird’s Grammy Wins

Andrew features eighth blackbird’s recent Cedille Records recording “meanwhile” which yesterday won both Grammy Awards for which it was nominated — Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Best Contemporary Composition for Stephen Hartke’s title work.

Austin Pendleton

Andrew talks with veteran actor, director, playwright, and teacher Austin Pendleton.  His new staging of Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” opened this weekend at the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre for a three-month run.

South of Madison St.

Andrew recommends some goings-on south of Madison Street.