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.
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. It airs three times each week on 98.7WFMT – Wednesdays at 10:00 am, Saturdays after the opera broadcast and before From the Recording Horn with Andy Karzas, and Sundays at 8:30 am – and its script and the audio is posted and archived at wfmt.com/criticschoice after the first radio broadcast each week.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma!, which runs through May 19 at the Civic Opera House.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew discusses Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
While other cities stake their claim on which is “best,” Andrew comments on the decline of journalistic standards.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew remembers legendary CSO trumpeter Adolph “Bud” Herseth in this Critic’s Choice commentary.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew remembers his beloved colleague Roger Ebert in this Critic’s Choice commentary.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on Robert Falls‘ new production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” at Goodman Theatre.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on the new report confirming The Vienna Philharmonic’s Nazi ties.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on the passing of Van Cliburn.