Andrew, in a new conversation recorded last week, presents an exclusive hour on Verdi with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti. Mr. Muti leads three more Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances of “Macbeth” through October 6 and the sold-out 200th birthday Requiem with live free simulcast in Millennium Park and around the world on a more…
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, September 23, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with author Lee Sandlin about his books Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild.
Monday, September 16, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with Chicago-native jazz vocalist Rondi Charleston about her new record Signs of Life (out now on Motéma), childhood and more.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew features eighth blackbird’s recent Cedille Records recording “meanwhile” which in February won both Grammy Awards for which it was nominated — Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Best Contemporary Composition for Stephen Hartke’s title work.
Monday, September 2, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
In advance of Rosh Hashanah, Andrew brings you a program of music for the new year.
Monday, August 26, 2013 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, August 19, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
In the second of two new programs, Andrew talks with composer, performer, and teacher David Lang, co-founder of Bang on a Can, and shares his music. David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning “the little match girl passion” will have its Ravinia première at the Martin Theatre next Monday night, August 26.
Monday, August 12, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew’s guest is composer, performer, and teacher David Lang in the first of two new programs with the co-founder of Bang on a Can. David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “the little match girl passion” will have its Ravinia premiere at the Martin Theatre Monday night August 26. The New Classic Singers of the College of DuPage performed the more…
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
In the second of two new programs, Andrew talks with music critic and Chicago-area native Matthew Guerrieri about his acclaimed recent book, The First Four Notes: Beethoven’s Fifth and the Human Imagination.