Andrew shares some of the commissioned pieces from U.S. composers on “American Vernacular: new music for solo piano,” the latest recording from Midwest pianist Nicholas Phillips. (And an additional teaser, too, from Chicago composer Bernard Rands, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday.)
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, February 24, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
The first of our series of Lincoln Reconsidered programs with guest George Anastaplo (Lincoln scholar, philosopher, and professor of law, Loyola University of Chicago), who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88.
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Macelaru leads this coming week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti in the conclusion of a new, two-part conversation.
Monday, February 3, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti in the first of a new, two-part conversation.
Monday, January 27, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents the second and concluding part of “Black Sabbath,” a survey of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs. Tonight including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, The Temptations, and Johnny Mathis.
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
We present “Lincoln and Music,” a favorite from our series of “Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered” programs–a co-production with the Chicago History Museum with generous funding from the Motorola Foundation.
Monday, January 13, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents a new conversation with Bernard Haitink discussing his 60th anniversary year as a conductor of leading international orchestras.
Monday, December 30, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations, a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.
Monday, December 23, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Mary had a baby. The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more) on a 1973 Brewster LP recording Andrew shares.