Fishko Files

Unison: Synch and Synergy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.


Together In Song

The Chorus at the Opera

Sunday, September 01, 2013

You’ll find all kinds of characters in the opera house: the Prima Donna diva, the heroic tenor, the menacing bad-guy bass. But, what about the peasants, prisoners, orphans, soldiers and slaves?

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Inaguration Soloist Recalls Solo Moment

Saturday, February 02, 2013

This week's show features a conversation with mezzo-soprano Alicia Olatuja, who sang during the Obama inauguration last month. She talks about the influence of her mother in her career.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Young People's Chorus

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Francisco Nunez, founder and executive director of the Young People's Chorus, and Gabrielle Nesmith and Solvieg Gold, members of the chorus, discuss their work, their music, and their upcoming trip to China.

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A 'Mean' Message From the P.S. 176 Chorus

Friday, May 04, 2012

Students in the chorus and orchestra at P.S. 176 in Brooklyn included an antibullying song in their spring repertoire: "Mean" by Taylor Swift. In an interview with WNYC's Beth Fertig, the students say the song resonated.

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A NYC Public School Chorus Hits the Silver Screen

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Among the many films being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival is a documentary story that unfolded right here in New York. It’s called “Once In a Lullaby” and tells the story of Staten Island’s most well known school choir - and their journey to perform at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. We’ll hear all about it from the film’s director, Jonathan Kalafer, and PS22 chorus teacher Gregg Breinberg.

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Behind the Scenes with Spike Lee’s 9/11 Tribute

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Children from several New York public schools were part of Spike Lee's State Farm tribute to 9/11. Here's how it happened.

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In Memoriam: Michael Gray

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Anyone who attends opera performances regularly at a local opera company develops a relationship with a whole group of people whom he or she may not know personally: The chorus.

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WQXR Features

Cello Can Replace Voice? Chanticleer Thinks So

Monday, March 28, 2011

The celebrated San Francisco-based male choral group Chanticleer had a surprise pinch hitter on Saturday, as bass Eric Alatorre was replaced by cellist Laura McLellan. Alatorre has fallen ill with laryngitis.

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