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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Andrew Patner: Lasting impressions

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