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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Riccardo Muti

Andrew shares a new conversation with Riccardo Muti.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director talks about Verdi he has not conducted, Richard Strauss works he plans to add to his repertoire, and the role of principal players in an ensemble.

 

Riccardo Muti leads the final CSO programs of the season — the Schubert Fifth Symphony and the Mahler First — Thursday through Saturday at Orchestra Hall.

 

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Finian’s Rainbow (Rebroadcast)

Andrew revives the 1947 Broadway musical by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Burl Lane, “Finian’s Rainbow” via its original cast recording.

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Jack Zimmerman (Rebroadcast from 2011)

A conversation with Chicago-native Jack Zimmerman, whose CD of autobiographical stories and original music entitled The Gift is gaining national popularity.

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Remembering Maya Angelou

Andrew remembers civil rights activist and award-winning author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away today at 86.

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Bob Riesman (Author) on Big Bill Broonzy – Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

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Andrew talks with Bob Riesman, author of the recent book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the first of a series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.

The Hills Are Alive (Rebroadcast)

Andrew recommends Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

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Music of Terry Callier (Rebroadcast)

Andrew presents recordings of Chicago-born singer/songwriter Terry Callier, who died in 2012 at the age of 67.

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Wrapping Up James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time

Andrew brings the last of his readings from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”

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Walter Massey (Part 2 of 2)

In the conclusion of a new two-part conversation with music, 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 in his nearly five-decade career.

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Let’s Get Working

The University of Chicago celebrates Studs Terkel May 9 – 11 with its Let’s Get Working festival.

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