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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

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Sheldon Harnick – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

The second of Andrew Patner’s two-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who was in town for an encore production of his “Fiorello!” at the TimeLine Theatre Company on Chicago’s north side.  The program first aired on April 7, 2008.

Wrapping Up Andrew Patner’s “Critic’s Choice”

The life of Andrew Patner, WFMT critic-at-large and Sun-Times contributing classical music critic, will be celebrated Wednesdsay, March 18 at 7:00pm in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue.  The event is free and open to the public.   In tribute to our late colleague, we will continue to air his work with Monday night re-broadcasts of Critical Thinking, but today’s Critic’s Choice with more…

James Thurber #2 (Rebroadcast)

In a segment first heard December 8, 2010, Andrew Patner reads selections from James Thurber’s Fables for our Time.

Sheldon Harnick – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The first of Andrew Patner’s two-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who was in town for an encore production of his “Fiorello!” at the TimeLine Theatre Company on Chicago’s north side.  The program first aired on March 31st, 2008.

Andrew Patner Memorial Celebration – March 18 at Orchestra Hall

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The life of Andrew Patner, WFMT critic-at-large and Sun-Times contributing classical music critic, will be celebrated March 18 at 7:00pm in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue.  The event is free and open to the public. Musical tributes during the celebration will be provided by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric more…

What Is Criticism – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

This Critic’s Choice segment was first aired December 4, 2013, and makes reference to the following post on Andrew’s View From Here weblog from December 1, 2013: My first 2013-2014 Lyric Opera of Chicago Sun-Times review received an interesting reply from Sun-Times news and feature columnist Neil Steinberg on his weblog Every goddamn day.  Neil is an more…

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ‘La traviata': a slight presentation, a review, an exchange (reposted)

The following text was first posted by Andrew Patner  12/1/2013: My first 2013-2014 Lyric Opera of Chicago Sun-Times review received an interesting reply from Sun-Times news and feature columnist Neil Steinberg on his weblog Every goddamn day.  Neil is an adult-onset opera enthusiast who regularly and successfully introduces his readers (and his sons) to productions, takes more…

Music of Terry Callier (Rebroadcast)

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First aired on 10/29/2012, Andrew Patner presents recordings of Chicago-born singer/songwriter Terry Callier, who died in 2012 at the age of 67. (Includes a forward from WFMT program director David Polk)

The Passenger

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The radio premiere of an Andrew Patner interview with Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud on the topic of Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera The Passenger, which makes its Lyric Opera debut tomorrow night, February 24th, a live broadcast you’ll hear on WFMT and wfmt.com at 7:15pm (CST).  The Passenger runs through March 15th at the Civic more…

Groucho (rebroadcast)

In a segment first heard on January 19, 2011, Andrew reads a letter Groucho Marx wrote to Warner Brothers.