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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for September, 2013

Riccardo Muti (CSO Music Director)

Andrew, in a new conversation recorded last week, presents an exclusive hour on Verdi with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.  Mr. Muti leads three more Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances of “Macbeth” through October 6 and the sold-out 200th birthday Requiem with live free simulcast in Millennium Park and around the world on a more…

Morning Program Conversation: CSO’s Macbeth

Andrew joined Carl on the Morning Program to discuss his impressions of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Macbeth, conducted by Riccardo Muti.

Morning Program Conversation: Chicago Opera Theater’s Joan of Arc

Andrew joined Carl Grapentine in the studio today during the Morning Program to discuss Chicago Opera Theater’s staging of Verdi’s Joan of Arc (and light-up watches) at the Harris Theater.

MacArthur Selection, Salzburg, Sweater Selection, and COT

Andrew discusses MacArthur Foundation’s selections for their 2013 award recipients, Salzburg’s new selection, Riccardo Muti’s sweater selection, and COT’s Verdi selection.  

Lee Sandlin (Author)


Andrew talks with author Lee Sandlin about his books Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild.

Morning Program Conversation: CSO’s Opening Week

Andrew joined Carl Grapentine in the studio today during the Morning Program to discuss the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening free performance in Cicero, the first subscription concert featuring an unusual Strauss selection, the unprecedented opening of rehearsals to invited young conductors, media and members of the Civic Orchestra for the upcoming performances of Verdi’s Macbeth more…

The Scorecard

In regard to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season, who’s on first?  Here’s a new one: where is first, and is it in the same ballpark as home?  Andrew provides answers to these inquiries and more in this week’s Critic’s Choice.  

Rondi Charleston (Jazz Vocalist – Rebroadcast)

Andrew talks with Chicago-native jazz vocalist Rondi Charleston about her new record Signs of Life (out now on Motéma), childhood and more.  

Navy Pier Art Fair

Andrew explains why this year’s Navy Pier Art Fair is worth a visit.

eighth blackbird’s Grammy Wins (Rebroadcast)

Andrew features eighth blackbird’s recent Cedille Records recording “meanwhile” which in February 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.