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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.

Tokyo, Japan – 2009 CSO Tour (Guest: Li-Kuo Chang)

Critical Thinking’s first-ever On The Road Edition! Following the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the entirety of their 2009 Far East Asia Tour, Andrew and Matt file their first full-length program from Tokyo, Japan.

Jennifer Homans – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The second of a two-part interview from November of 2011 with Andrew Patner and dance critic and historian Jennifer Homans discussing her highly-acclaimed book Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (Random House).

Jennifer Homans – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The first of a two-part interview from November of 2011 with Andrew Patner and dance critic and historian Jennifer Homans discussing her highly-acclaimed book Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (Random House).

Candide at the Goodman (rebroadcast)

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In a program from October of 2010, Andrew Patner talks about Goodman Theatre’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide with its director and adapter Mary Zimmerman, music director Doug Peck, and cast members from the show.

Maestro Pierre Boulez (rebroadcast)

In an exclusive interview from 2009, Andrew Patner talks with the legendary Pierre Boulez, then Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, discussing a wide range of modern and contemporary music.  Boulez died Wednesday at age 90.

Pierre Boulez – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The second of Andrew Patner’s two-part, October, 2010 conversation with then-Chicago Symphony Orchestra Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus Pierre Boulez, who stepped-in to lead the CSO for an ailing Riccardo Muti.  Maestro Boulez died Wednesday at age 90.

Pierre Boulez – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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The first of Andrew Patner’s two-part, October, 2010 conversation with then-Chicago Symphony Orchestra Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus Pierre Boulez, who stepped-in to lead the CSO for an ailing Riccardo Muti.  Maestro Boulez died Wednesday at age 90.

eighth blackbird – Chicago Humanities Festival

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In a conversation recorded November 2, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Edlis Neeson Theatre, Andrew Patner talks with eighth blackbird ensemble members Lisa Kaplan and Matthew Duvall about the group’s beginnings. This program was part of the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival, and was recorded for WFMT by Eric Arunas. Watch full video of this conversation.  

Music for the New Year (rebroadcast)

In a program that first aired on January 2, 2012, Andrew Patner presents a program of music for the new year.

Merry Mary (rebroadcast)

Mary had a baby.  In a program that first aired on December 23, 2013, Andrew Patner shares the 1973 Brewster LP recording wherein The Chicago Children’s Choir merrily sings about this event (and more).