Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.
Archive for July, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew’s guest is pianist and writer Jeremy Denk, who was in town for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Piano Festival. Jeremy’s new album Ligeti/Beethoven is out now on the Nonesuch label.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew shares an article written by Gerald Stein from last year regarding greatness and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew continues with the conclusion of his conversation with Bob Riesman, author of the recent book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
With the acclaimed Steve James documentary on the late Roger Ebert, Life Itself, now in theaters, Andrew rebroadcasts his commentary from Roger’s death in April of last year.
Monday, July 14, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with Bob Riesman, author of the recent book “I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy,” in the second of a series on the legendary Chicago blues and folk musician.