Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s your chance to voice your opinions in a public forum!
Members of the public are invited to unleash their own inner critics by competing for the $1,000 Everyone’s a Critic Audience Review Prize. Audience members who attend one or more of the four Institute-affiliated performances may submit a review via the institute’s website. Just like pros, they’ll be held to a deadline that falls on the morning following each concert.
The 2014 Rubin Institute Writers Panel includes Anne Midgette of the Washington Post; Tim Page, professor of journalism and music at the University of Southern California; writer and arts critic John Rockwell; Alex Ross of The New Yorker; Heidi Waleson of The Wall Street Journal; and Rubin Institute benefactor Stephen Rubin, President and Publisher of Henry Holt & Co. The New York Times chief music critic Anthony Tommasini will give the keynote address. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle will be critic-in-residence and chair the Everyone’s a Critic Audience Review Prize judging panel, which also includes Steven Winn, freelance writer and critic; Wynne Delacoma, freelance arts writer, lecturer and music critic; and Robert Commanday, founding editor of San Francisco Classical Voice.A detailed schedule of Rubin Institute events and information about the Everyone’s A Critic Audience Review Prize can be found at www.sfcm.edu/rubin-institute.