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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

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A Quartet of Quartets

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Andrew shares a sampling from new American works on new releases from the Spektral, JACK, Lark, and Sō Percussion quartets.

Cristian Macelaru (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macelaru was in town to lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.

Spertus Celebrates Fiddler’s 50th

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership celebrates the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with a trio of special programs and a range of resources.

Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1 of 2 (Rebroadcast)

Andrew presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.  

A New Conversation with Maestro Riccardo Muti

Andrew presents a new conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti.

There Is Opera in Chicago

There’s opera in Chicago, and Andrew tells you about it in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Nicholas Phillips: New Music for Solo Piano

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Andrew shares some of the commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips. (And an additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday.)

Lincoln Reconsidered Part 1 of 13 (Rebroadcast)

The first of our series of Lincoln Reconsidered programs with guest George Anastaplo (Lincoln scholar, philosopher, and professor of law, Loyola University of Chicago), who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88.

Odyssey Poetry

Andrew reads poetry relating to Homer’s Odyssey from a recent issue of Poetry Magazine.

Cristian Macelaru

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Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macelaru leads this coming week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.