Just what is criticism, anyway? Andrew answers that question in this week’s Critic’s Choice. Here’s the link to additional reading on the topic of criticism via Andrew’s “The View from Here.”
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, November 20, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reviews Timeline Theatre Company’s production of The Normal Heart.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Parsifal on this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew discusses Chicago’s arts philanthropy this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew explains Verdi’s toughness in this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Monday, September 30, 2013 by David Polk
Andrew joined Carl on the Morning Program to discuss his impressions of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Macbeth, conducted by Riccardo Muti.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew joined Carl Grapentine in the studio today during the Morning Program to discuss Chicago Opera Theater’s staging of Verdi’s Joan of Arc (and light-up watches) at the Harris Theater.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew discusses MacArthur Foundation’s selections for their 2013 award recipients, Salzburg’s new selection, Riccardo Muti’s sweater selection, and COT’s Verdi selection.
Friday, September 20, 2013 by David Polk
Andrew joined Carl Grapentine in the studio today during the Morning Program to discuss the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening free performance in Cicero, the first subscription concert featuring an unusual Strauss selection, the unprecedented opening of rehearsals to invited young conductors, media and members of the Civic Orchestra for the upcoming performances of Verdi’s Macbeth more…