Sara Fishko appears in the following:
Friday, November 26, 2010
In honor of the holiday weekend, a favorite episode of The Fishko Files. WNYC’s Sara Fishko ponders the mysteries of a popular song...
Friday, November 19, 2010
Every November, fans honor the romantic tenor Mario Lanza, who made his mark in a career that lasted only around 12 years. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he hit notes both high and low. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, November 05, 2010
It’s been a huge year for Chopin, as the bicentenary of the composer’s birthday has been celebrated by artists all over the globe. That includes pianist Garrick Ohlsson, whose Chopin series is drawing to a close as the year ends.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Halloween is coming. It’s the season for unsettling images and dark thoughts. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story about a painting from the 1880s - that fits right in! Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, October 15, 2010
A full-length Leonard Bernstein opera of nearly 30 years ago is about to have its long-awaited New York premiere. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering “Trouble in Tahiti,” the smaller opera inside it. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Simon Barere was a fascinating case: a spellbinding pianist with a magical technique. His skill was super-human. Dazzling. Astonishing.
Friday, October 01, 2010
New York played a central role in the development of abstract art after World War II. As the Museum of Modern Art prepares for the opening of its biggest-ever show of abstract expressionism, WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks to a couple of post-War New York painters, in this edition of the Fishko Files.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I had the pleasure of interviewing the late Arthur Penn 3 years ago, just 40 years after the release of his ground-breaking film Bonnie and Clyde.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Lionel Rogosin's restored "On the Bowery" (1957) begins a week-long run at Film Forum today.
Friday, September 17, 2010
With the fall TV season about to launch, a new series will premiere on CBS. The show, about a pair of Las Vegas lawyers, is called "The Defenders." WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back nearly 50 years to find a show on the same network with the same title -- and a very different slant.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Since the 1920s, composers of all kinds have been trying to write music that combines jazz and symphonic elements.
Friday, August 20, 2010
In a confluence of culture, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament is overlapping with a Festival of Films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko can’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files...
Friday, August 06, 2010
For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum.
Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye. And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, July 30, 2010
British film director Ken Russell is in New York for a series of screenings and appearances at Lincoln Center. For this edition of the Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to Russell about his movie- run through music history...
Friday, July 23, 2010
In honor of the season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, July 02, 2010
On this 4th of July weekend coming up, thoughts, as usual, will turn to picnics and patriotism. With Americana in the air, one particular patriotic song caught the interest of WNYC’s Sara Fishko as it has wended its way through history. In this edition of The Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The current epic film Robin Hood is one of this summer’s hits, another telling of that famous tale of outlaws and arrows. In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery....
Friday, June 18, 2010
George Gershwin’s opera "Porgy and Bess" opened in New York 75 years ago, with an overture and then its first song, "Summertime." As the first day of summer approaches, Sara Fishko considers the song...in this edition of The Fishko Files.
Friday, June 11, 2010
It’s the 75th anniversary of a celebrated recording by Jascha Heifetz of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. That has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering the power of the recording and the music ... in this edition of the Fishko Files.