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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critical Thinking: Andrew Patner: A Celebration

This past March 18th family, friends, and colleagues gathered in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center to celebrate the life of critic, author, and radio presenter, Andrew Patner. Listen to a podcast* of the Celebration which includes remarks, sound collages, performances, and more.


Rabbi Andy Bachman

Andrew in China (Part I)

Josh Patner

Kenny Blum

Live Performance

Bethany Pickens, solo piano

Critical Thinking Sound Collage

Steve Robinson, WFMT Station Manager, & Hannah Edgar

David Polk, WFMT Program Director

Live Performance

MOZART from Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423, Adagio

Rong-Yan Tang Violin, Max Raimi Viola

Andrew in China (Part II)

Fred Eychaner

Lori Cannon

Seth Patner

Laura Washington

Live Performance

J.S. BACH from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major BWV 564

CSO Brass: Christopher Martin Trumpet; Tage Larsen Trumpet; David Griffin Horn; Michael Mulcahy Trombone; Gene Pokorny Tuba

Andrew on “This is why we do what we do.”

Laura Emerick

Marc Geelhoed

Live Performance

BRAHMS from Sextet for Strings in G Major, Op. 36, Poco adagio

CSO Musicians: Robert Chen Violin; Stephanie Jeong Violin; Lawrence Neuman Viola; Carol Cook Viola; Brant Taylor Cello; Katinka Kleijn Cello

Andrew on Criticism vs. Reviewing

Alex Ross

Leif Ove Andsnes on Andrew

Daniel Barenboim on Andrew

Riccardo Muti on Andrew

“Soave sia il vento” from Mozart’s Così fan tutte [Vienna Philharmonic, Riccardo Muti (conductor), Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Angelika Kirschlager (mezzo-soprano), Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)]

Andrew in China (Part III)

Live Performance

Willie Pickens, solo piano

Richard Shepro

Anthony Freud

Live Performance

Aaron Copland, “At the River” (arrangement)

Will Liverman, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

Tom Bachtell

Rabbi Bachman, Kaddish

Postlude:“Float On,” The Floaters

*Note that portions of the Celebration which will be broadcast on May 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm do not appear in the podcast.