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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.

Piano Music of Boris Papandopulo (Rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired November 21, 2011, Andrew Patner features music  recorded by Wisconsin-based pianist Nicholas Phillips of Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991).

Susanna Malkki (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired October 21, 2003, Andrew Patner’s guest is Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, who was in town for her highly-praised concert week with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with a program of Sibelius, Thomas Adès, Stravinsky, and Debussy.  Ms. Malkki made her New York Philharmonic conducting debut last month.

Giacinto Scelsi (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired July 23, 2007, Andrew Patner presents a program of music by the pioneering and independent 20th century Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, 1905-1988.

Some World War II Instrumental Jazz (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired January 26, 2015, Andrew shares some upbeat American jazz records from the dark days of the Second World War in early 1944.

Esa-Pekka Salonen (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired February 25, 2013, Andrew Patner talks with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who was in town to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The Salonen-curated French Reveries & Passions Festival features the CSO and runs through May 24.  

Andrew Patner: A Celebration

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This past March 18th family, friends, and colleagues gathered in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center to celebrate the life of critic, author, and radio presenter, Andrew Patner. Listen to a podcast* of the Celebration which includes remarks, sound collages, performances, and more. PROGRAM Rabbi Andy Bachman Andrew in China (Part I) Josh Patner Kenny Blum Live more…

Robert Falls – Part 2 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired April 30, 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is Robert Falls, marking his then-20th anniversary as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, in the second of a lively two-part conversation.

Robert Falls – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

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In a program that first aired April 30, 2007, Andrew Patner’s guest is Robert Falls, marking his then-20th anniversary as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, in the first of a lively two-part conversation.

A Conversation with Alex Ross (Rebroadcast from 2010)

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In a program first aired November 15, 2010, Andrew’s guest is New Yorker music critic, award-winning and best-selling author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, MacArthur Fellow, and music weblog pioneer with therestisnoise.com, Mr. Alex Ross, discussing his then-new book of essays and profiles, Listen To This. From bass lines to Björk, Marian more…

The Interrupters (Rebroadcast)

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Ameena Matthews in a scene from The Interrupters (Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, 2011) First aired August 8, 2011, Andrew Patner talks with Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Kartemquin Films), Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), and Cobe Williams (the CeaseFire project) about their acclaimed documentary, The Interrupters. Made in Chicago, the film looks at the efforts of more…