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.
Monday, March 4, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew previews a New Amsterdam Records CD release of Jace Clayton’s (a.k.a. DJ Rupture) explorations of works by the late, gay African-American composer Julius Eastman. The CD is set to release on March 26th.
Monday, May 21, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with renowned pianist Emanuel Ax, curator of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Piano Festival running from May 23 through June 12.
Monday, April 16, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
Conversation and music with eminent pianist, scholar, and critic Charles Rosen who turns 85 next month. To celebrate this milestone, we pick up where we left off last week with the second of a pair of conversations with Rosen, which took place five years ago on the eve of his 80th birthday.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reads more from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time.
Monday, March 12, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew presents a new conversation (recorded Sunday 3/11) with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.
Monday, February 27, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
A conversation with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mead Composer-In-Residence Mason Bates.
Monday, February 20, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew’s guest is acclaimed opera stage director and Glimmerglass Festival artistic director Francesca Zambello, discussing her current hit production of Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat at Lyric Opera of Chicago through March 17.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks about The Hunchback Variations Opera at the Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago.
Monday, February 13, 2012 by Matt DeStefano
A program of music of Sofia Gubaidulina in advance of a concert in-celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday to take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30pm. The concert will feature eighth blackbird and Pacifica Quartet.