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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

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Maestro Riccardo Muti on Andrew Patner

Riccardo Muti and Andrew Patner at the Salzburg Festival.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti enjoyed a close friendship with WFMT’s late Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner. WFMT Program Director David Polk recorded a conversation with Maestro Muti about Andrew in anticipation of a public celebration of his life which takes place this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.

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: 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…

Picks for Summer

“Things are humming” on the cultural scene in Chicago, even in August! Andrew offers his advice on which music to take in.

Chicago’s Cultural Plan

Andrew discusses the Draft Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 recently unveiled by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events after months of public discussion:

W.S. Di Piero

Andrew reads two poems by his latest Critical Thinking guest, W.S. Di Piero, winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.