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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.

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.  

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.  

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.  

Bloch’s Macbeth at Chicago Opera Theater

Andrew talks with leading team members, and shares music from, Chicago Opera Theater’s new production — and the Chicago premiere — of the early 20th-century Macbeth by composer Ernest Bloch.  

Randy Kroszner – Part 2 of 2

The second of Andrew’s two-part discussion about the role of economics and economists in American society with Randy Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business of The University of Chicago and a former Governor of the Federal Reserve System.

Randy Kroszner – Part 1 of 2

The first of Andrew’s two-part discussion about the role of economics and economists in American society with Randy Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business of The University of Chicago and a former Governor of the Federal Reserve System.

Bernard Haitink (Rebroadcast)

Bernard Haitink

Andrew presents a 2014 conversation with Bernard Haitink discussing his 60th anniversary year as a conductor of leading international orchestras.