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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Author Archive

Neil Harris (Part 1 of 2)


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.

Strings Attached (Rebroadcast)


Andrew talks with Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, co-authors of Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations.

Happy Anniversary, Lyric!

Andrew reflects on various anniversaries of Lyric Opera of Chicago as it turns 60.

Music and Reflections on WFMT’s 60th Anniversary (rebroadcast)

In this encore presentation from 2011, Andrew celebrates WFMT’s 60th Anniversary with music and reflections of years-past.

This Week’s Choice

Andrew talks about Chicago’s many fine, small-budget music ensembles in this week’s Critic’s Choice.  

Anthony Freud (Part 2 of 2)


In the first of a new two-part program, Andrew’s guest is Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, who shares and discusses music that has been important to him throughout his professional and personal life.