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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

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Peter Cole (Rebroadcast)

In a rebroadcast from 2007, Peter Cole joins Andrew for a conversation about Hebrew poetry.

Back from Salzburg

Andrew returns from a trip to Salzburg with memories of “I Due Figaro” (“The Two Figaros”), by Saverio Mercadante and presented by Riccardo Muti.

Make Music Chicago

Andrew presents a preview (with guests and music from around the world) of the first-ever Make Music Chicago a live, one-day, all-day music festival throughout the city taking place on the first day of summer, Tuesday June 21.

Summer Freebies and Ten Dollars

This week, Andrew guides you through summer music events to attend on the cheap.


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.

Haitink in the House

The end of the cultural “season” provides a time both to hear Bernard Haitink with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (June 2, 3, 4, and 5) in the Mahler Ninth and to salute this wonderful man and musician for all he has done for the CSO and Chicago.

Run Don’t Walk

Bill Cunningham shooting on the streets of New York City.

Andrew encourages you to hurry out to see the award-winning documentary Bill Cunningham New York at the Music Box Theatre. The film provides a look at the life and work of New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham whose photographic chronicles of fashion trends have inspired readers of the Sunday Style section for decades.

Lyric Opera of Chicago taps rainy-day fund for 23rd balanced budget in 24 years

Incoming Lyric general director Anthony Freud inherits a balanced budget

My Tuesday May 24 Chicago Sun-Times story on Lyric Opera of Chicago‘s 2011 annual meeting and 2010-2011 financial reports. Aided by reserve fund, Lyric Opera in the black Raises fundraising goals for 2011-12 BY ANDREW PATNER Lyric Opera of Chicago, internationally renowned among arts organizations for its fiscal solvency, reported a balanced budget for its more…

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner David Ferry

Poet and translator David Ferry

In a new program, Andrew’s guest is the esteemed poet and translator David Ferry, 87, winner of this year’s $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry magazine.

My (radio) guest tonight — David Ferry, 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner David Ferry

Tonight from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. CDT on 98.7WFMT Radio Chicago and via free streaming anywhere in the world at my guest will be the esteemed poet and translator David Ferry, 87, this year’s winner of the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry magazine (founded in more…