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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Odyssey Poetry

Andrew reads poetry relating to Homer’s Odyssey from a recent issue of Poetry Magazine.

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Cristian Macelaru

Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macelaru leads this coming week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.

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James Thurber – Fables for the New Year (Rebroadcast)

Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”

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Riccardo Muti (February 2014 – Part 2 of 2)

Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti in the conclusion of a new, two-part conversation.

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Endless Summer

Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s staging of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, comment’s on the extension of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Riccardo Muti’s contract, and more.

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Riccardo Muti (February 2014 – Part 1 of 2)

Andrew speaks with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti in the first of a new, two-part conversation.

 

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Remembering Sobol and Seeger

Andrew comments on the lives of Deborah Sobol and Pete Seeger.

 

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Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 2 of 2

Andrew presents the second and concluding part of “Black Sabbath,” a survey of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.  Tonight including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, The Temptations, and Johnny Mathis.

 

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Addio Abbado

Andrew comments on the life of Maestro Claudio Abaddo, who died Monday at the age of 80.

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Lincoln and Music (Rebroadcast)

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.

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