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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Author Archive

Lee Sandlin (rebroadcast)

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Chicago author Lee Sandlin died unexpectedly this weekend. In his memory, Andrew rebroadcasts a 2013 conversation with Lee Sandlin about his books Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild.

Auditorium Theater Turns 125

Andrew reviews the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Gala.  

Thomas Dyja

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Andrew shares a new program of conversation with Thomas Dyja, author of the acclaimed book on mid-20th-century Chicago, The Third Coast, now available in paperback.

Designing a Ring

Andrew talks about Tuesday’s press gathering with the design and creative teams of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s forthcoming Ring Cycle.  

Neil Harris (Part 2 of 2)

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Andrew presents the second hour of a new, two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.“

Neil Harris (Part 1 of 2)

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Andrew presents the first hour of a new  two-part conversation with University of Chicago historian Neil Harris on his recent book, “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.“

Remembering Mike Nichols

Andrew shares memories of Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83.  

Happy Almost 90th Birthday, Pierre Boulez

Andrew talks about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commemorations of Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday.  Happy almost birthday, Maestro!  

Pierre Boulez (Maestro – rebroadcast)

Andrew shares an exclusive interview from 2009 with the legendary Pierre Boulez, Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, discussing a wide range of modern and contemporary music.  This Wednesday through Sunday the CSO presents subscription concerts and Beyond the Score programs saluting Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday.

Intimacy and Connection

Andrew discusses intimacy in performance in this week’s Critic’s Choice.