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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Jeff Garlin (rebroadcast from 2012)

Andrew’s guest is Chicago-native comedian Jeff Garlin, co-star and an executive producer of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring Larry David.  The release of the documentary film “Finding Vivian Maier,” now showing at the Landmark Theatres in Chicago and Highland Park, produced by Jeff Garlin, prompted Andrew to rebroadcast this 2012 conversation.

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Vienna Philharmonic’s Nazi Ties (Rebroadcast from 2013)

The recent announcement that the third $1-million Birgit Nilsson Prize in music would be awarded to the Vienna Philharmonic prompted Andrew to re-air this commentary from last year concerning the report which confirmed the Vienna Philharmonic’s Nazi ties.

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Leonard Slatkin

Andrew’s guest is conductor Leonard Slatkin discussing his work with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and in Lyon and the music of William Schuman.

Mr. Slatkin leads one more performance of Schuman, Barber, Bates, and Gershwin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tuesday evening and returns this summer after many years to the Grant Park Music Festival.

 

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Baseball Poet (rebroadcast)

From the September 2009 issue of Poetry, Andrew shares a poem by former Tampa Bay Ray outfielder Fernando Perez.

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A Quartet of Quartets

Andrew shares a sampling from new American works on new releases from the Spektral, JACK, Lark, and Sō Percussion quartets.

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Cristian Macelaru (Rebroadcast)

Andrew talks with young Romanian-born American conductor Cristian Macelaru, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macelaru was in town to lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts: works of Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy curated by Pierre Boulez.

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Spertus Celebrates Fiddler’s 50th

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership celebrates the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with a trio of special programs and a range of resources.

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Black Sabbath (no, not that Black Sabbath) – Part 1 of 2 (Rebroadcast)

Andrew presents Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations,  a remarkable collection of Black American recording artists performing Yiddish and other Jewish songs.

 

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A New Conversation with Maestro Riccardo Muti

Andrew presents a new conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti.

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Adieu, Mortier

Andrew reflects on the late opera impresario and Salzburg Festival intendant Gerard Mortier.

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