In a program that first aired on August 12, 2013, Andrew Patner interviews composer, performer, and teacher David Lang in the first of two programs with the co-founder of Bang on a Can. Shortly after this program first aired, David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “the little match girl passion” made its Ravinia premiere at the Martin Theatre. The New Classic Singers more…
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.
Monday, August 24, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
Chicago author Lee Sandlin died unexpectedly in December of 2014. On August 15 of this year, the Chicago City Council ordained the 4500 block of N. Artesian Avenue at the Southeast corner of Wilson and Artesian to be hereby known as LEE SANDLIN WAY. In his memory, we rebroadcast Andrew Patner’s 2013 conversation with Lee Sandlin about his books Storm more…
Monday, August 17, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a conversation recorded June 20, 2014, and airing for the first time tonight, Andrew Patner talks with composer/conductor/pianist Matthew Aucoin, whose opera for young people, Second Nature (for which he composed the music and libretto), makes its world premiere this week at the Lincoln Park Zoo with performances 8/19 at 10:00am and 12:00pm, and 8/20 at more…
Monday, August 10, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a program that first aired on April 14, 2014, Andrew Patner shares a sampling from American works on releases from the Spektral, JACK, Lark, and Sō Percussion quartets.
Monday, August 3, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a program that first aired January 13, 2014, Andrew Patner talks with Bernard Haitink discussing his 60th anniversary year as a conductor of leading international orchestras.
Monday, July 27, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a program that first aired on June 4, 2012, Andrew’s guest is pianist and writer Jeremy Denk, who was then in town for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Piano Festival.
Monday, July 20, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a program that first aired April 21, 2014, Andrew Patner’s guest is conductor Leonard Slatkin discussing his work with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and in Lyon, and the music of William Schuman.
Monday, July 13, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In the second of a two-part conversation that first aired July 9, 2012, Andrew Patner speaks with poet and winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, W.S. Di Piero.
Monday, July 6, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In part one of a two-part conversation that first aired on July 2, 2012, Andrew Patner speaks with poet and winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, W.S. Di Piero.