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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critical Thinking

Mondays at 10:00 pm
WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner presents an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts each Monday night at 10:00 pm.

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.“

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.

Strings Attached (Rebroadcast)

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

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.

Anthony Freud (Part 2 of 2)

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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

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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.  

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

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

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.