From the September 2009 issue of Poetry, Andrew shares a poem by former Tampa Bay Ray outfielder Fernando Perez.
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, April 2, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership celebrates the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with a trio of special programs and a range of resources.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Daniel Goldberg
Andrew reflects on the late opera impresario and Salzburg Festival intendant Gerard Mortier.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
There’s opera in Chicago, and Andrew tells you about it in this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reads poetry relating to Homer’s Odyssey from a recent issue of Poetry Magazine.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s staging of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, comment’s on the extension of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Riccardo Muti’s contract, and more.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on the lives of Deborah Sobol and Pete Seeger.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew comments on the life of Maestro Claudio Abaddo, who died Monday at the age of 80.