Andrew reviews the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Gala.
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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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks about Tuesday’s press gathering with the design and creative teams of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s forthcoming Ring Cycle.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew shares memories of Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s commemorations of Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez’s upcoming 90th birthday. Happy almost birthday, Maestro!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew discusses intimacy in performance in this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reflects on various anniversaries of Lyric Opera of Chicago as it turns 60.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks about Chicago’s many fine, small-budget music ensembles in this week’s Critic’s Choice.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew recommends Robert Falls’s Lyric Opera Don Giovanni.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew previews an exciting weekend of events in Chicago.