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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critic’s Choice

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Saturdays (after the opera)
Sundays at 8:30 am
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.

Happy Almost 90th Birthday, Pierre Boulez

Andrew talks about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commemorations of Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday.  Happy almost birthday, Maestro!

Intimacy and Connection

Andrew discusses intimacy in performance in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Happy Anniversary, Lyric!

Andrew reflects on various anniversaries of Lyric Opera of Chicago as it turns 60.

This Week’s Choice

Andrew talks about Chicago’s many fine, small-budget music ensembles in this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Andrew recommends Robert Falls’s Lyric Opera Don Giovanni.

Macbeth and a Breathless Opening Weekend

Andrew previews an exciting weekend of events in Chicago.

The Season is Upon Us

Andrew outlines the must-see Chicago music events for the month of September.

Films at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Andrew talks the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s year-round and upcoming film viewing schedules.

Bennett Gordon Hall

Andrew previews upcoming acts at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall.

Body and Soul and Robin Williams

Andrew returns to the airwaves following a seven week recovery from a fall.  Andrew remembers Robin Williams and discusses matters of mental health in this week’s Critic’s Choice.