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Moments from Andrew Patner: A Celebration

Members of the Chicago arts community, including performers from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera, came to Orchestra Hall…

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Farewell to Andrew Patner, a great champion of the arts (updated)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family extends its condolences on the passing of Andrew Patner, critic at large for WFMT-FM and…

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WFMT to broadcast Andrew Patner tribute at Orchestra Hall

Andrew Patner, the Chicago-based critic, journalist, broadcaster, author and activist who died Feb. 3 at age 55, regarded Orchestra Hall…

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My friend Andrew Patner

Andrew Patner shared, and Andrew Patner connected, and Andrew Patner mentored. With the tragic news of the Chicago arts critic’s…

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Remembering Andrew Patner and ‘The Wagner Effect’

Andrew Patner liked to toss around words like “polymath.” Which, according to Webster’s, “is a person of wide-ranging knowledge or…

Andrew Patner in the glow of his iPad at the Lyric Opera. |Todd Rosenberg photo

Andrew Patner: Lasting impressions

In the weeks leading up to my graduate school exams in English, I received an email from a mysterious man…