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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Author Archive

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)

AnthonyFreud

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.

Anthony Freud

AnthonyFreud

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.

Calixto Bieito (rebroadcast)

In this encore presentation of Critical Thinking from March of 2012, Andrew’s guest is Spanish opera and theatre stage director Calixto Bieito, discussing his controversial European opera stagings and his 2012 production and adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real at the Goodman Theatre.  

Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Andrew recommends Robert Falls’s Lyric Opera Don Giovanni.  

Riccardo Muti

Andrew shares a new conversation with Riccardo Muti.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director talks about the orchestra’s new recording of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as the its upcoming European tour.    

Margaret Hawkins

LydiasParty

Andrew talks with Chicago author, art critic, and School of the Art Institute teacher Margaret Hawkins. Her latest novel is Lydia’s Party.  

Macbeth and a Breathless Opening Weekend

Andrew previews an exciting weekend of events in Chicago.  

Susan Nussbaum

Andrew talks with Chicago playwright and longtime disability rights activist Susan Nussbaum about her award-winning first novel Good Kings Bad Kings, recently issued in paperback.