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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.

Grant Park Music Festival (rebroadcast)

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In a program from May of 2011, Andrew Patner’s guests are Grant Park Music Festival principal conductor and artistic director Carlos Kalmar, and Festival general manager Leigh Levine.

Nico Muhly (rebroadcast)

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In a program from August of 2008, Andrew Patner is joined by composer/arranger/conductor/ musician Nico Muhly for conversation with music, in an interview recorded in an eerie, concrete room in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.

Riccardo Muti, Oct. 2009 (rebroadcast)

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In a program from October of 2009, Andrew Patner talks with then-Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director designate Riccardo Muti. Maestro Muti discussed his views on Bruckner, Verdi, and Brahms as he prepared for four performances of Brahms’s German Requiem.

Donald Nally, conductor (rebroadcast)

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In a program from 2009, Andrew Patner is joined by then-chorus master of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Donald Nally, discussing and playing recordings of Nally’s Philadelphia-based contemporary choral group, The Crossing.

David Robertson, conductor (rebroadcast)

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In a program from July of 2012, Andrew Patner speaks with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra music director and Sydney Symphony Orchestra chief conductor, David Robertson.

Emanuel Ax, pianist (rebroadcast)

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In a program from May of 2012, Andrew Patner talks with renowned pianist Emanuel Ax about his curation of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Piano Festival.

Walter Massey – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In the conclusion of a two-part conversation with music from May of 2014, Andrew talks with physicist and educator Walter E. Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Walter Massey has led many and varied major institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and his alma mater, Morehouse College more…

Walter Massey – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In the first of a two-part conversation with music from May of 2014, Andrew talks with physicist and educator Walter E. Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Walter Massey has led many and varied major institutions, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and his alma mater, Morehouse College more…

Yefim Bronfman, pianist (rebroadcast)

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In a program from November of 2008, Andrew Patner speaks with Tashkent-born pianist Yefim Bronfman about his career.

Bernard Haitink, conductor (rebroadcast)

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In a program from January of 2014, Andrew Patner talks with Bernard Haitink about his 60th anniversary year as a conductor of leading international orchestras.