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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for May, 2013

Richard Cotovsky

This week’s Critic’s Choice applauds Richard Cotovsky’s contributions to Chicago’s theater scene.  

Christian Wiman (Editor of Poetry magazine) Part 2 of 2

Andrew shares the second of a new, two-part conversation with poet, essayist, and outgoing editor of Poetry magazine, Christian Wiman.

Chicago’s German Connections

In this week’s Critic’s Choice, Andrew discusses some of Chicago’s German connections.  

Christian Wiman (Editor of Poetry magazine) Part 1 of 2

Andrew shares the first of two new conversations with poet, essayist, and outgoing editor of Poetry magazine, Christian Wiman.

A Fool’s Game

Would you review a concert before the first note is played?  Why, then, are buildings reviewed before they open?  Andrew ponders this and other questions in this week’s Critic’s Choice.  

Music of Ralph Shapey (Rebroadcast)

A program of violin music of the great Ralph Shapey.  

Review: Lyric Opera’s Oklahoma!

Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma!, which runs through May 19 at the Civic Opera House.  

Lyric’s Oklahoma

Andrew discusses Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma!  

Christian Thielemann (Conductor)

Andrew talks with German conductor Christian Thielemann who last month returned to Chicago for the first time in 14 years in his new position as chief conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle.