Feminine Fusion

Series produced by WCNY

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Feminine Fusion is a free weekly 1-hour radio program that highlights the influence of women in classical music. These are the women throughout history and into the present day who create, perform, and inspire. Composer/announcer Diane Jones of WCNY-FM in Syracuse, NY is your host, and every week showcases some of these remarkable women.

Feminine Fusion is a free weekly 1-hour radio program that highlights the influence of women in classical music. These are the women throughout history and into the present day who create, perform, and inspire. Diane Jones of WCNY-FM in Syracuse, NY is your host, showcasing these remarkable women every week.

Each episode centers around a broad theme, and feature composers, conductors, performers, or teachers. The music presented spans the centuries, from Kassia to Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun, with host Diane Jones providing background and insight into the music and individuals you'll hear.

In addition to hosting Feminine Fusion, Diane Jones is the live mid-day host every Monday through Friday on WCNY-FM in Syracuse. She is also a composer, receiving a Billy Joel Fellowship to complete her Masters of Music in Composition. She can be found on stage as well, playing Brazilian drums or her contrabass flute, and hosting pre-show talks with Syracuse Opera. All of this brings a personal touch to her shows.

The program is NPR news compatible. Listeners may contact her at Diane.Jones@wcny.org.
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Feminine Fusion is a free weekly 1-hour radio program that highlights the influence of women in classical music. These are the women throughout history and into the present day who create, perform, and inspire. Diane Jones of WCNY-FM in Syracuse, NY is your host, showcasing these remarkable women every week.Each episode centers around a broad theme, and feature composers, conductors, performers, or teachers. The music presented spans the centuries, from Kassia to Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun, with host Diane Jones providing background and insight into the music and individuals you'll hear. In addition to hosting Feminine Fusion, Diane Jones is the live mid-day host every Monday through Friday on WCNY-FM in Syracuse. She is also a composer, receiving a Billy Joel Fellowship to... Show full description


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Once again, we highlight performances from women of color in Classical Music. As Marian Anderson said, "I want [the audience] to see my soul. And...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Maya Angelou said, “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” This week, music of home and hearth, works that were...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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In the second of this two-part series, we focus on the high strings - women playing violin and viola. Included are performances from violist Karen...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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In the first of a 2-part series, we listen to music from women playing double bass and cello.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Let’s gather together and listen to music from all-female ensembles. Vocal works, string ensembles, even a brass quartet – these groups circle ‘ro...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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You've heard it before - everything old is new again. This week features new performances on old strings - Baroque violin, Baroque cello, and Viol...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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The human voice has the power to move us in many ways. When many voices sing together, they create harmonies that are impossible alone. And when ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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An episode filled with plucked instruments - harp, guitar, and harpsichord. Some of the names are unfamiliar, but all of the performances are outs...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Time to add yet another block to our Patchwork Quilt, with more works and performances by women.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Shakespeare wrote, "The earth has music, for those who listen." This week we listen to music of the earth, composed and performed by women.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Works and performances from women inspired by the coming of Autumn.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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This week, women at the keyboard, including a preview of a brand new release from Simone Dinnerstein.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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She wrote over 100 works in her lifetime, yet only 20 were published - and all were out of print by the time of her death. This week, a look at th...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Another season of Feminine Fusion comes to an end, so before we step off into Season 5, let's take a look back over some of the music we've shared ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This episode highlights some of the best vocalists gracing the concert and theater stage today.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Fire is warm, fire gives us light. It also gives us passion and inspiration. This week, works and performances inspired by fire.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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She was the first woman musician to win the French Legion of Honor award. Queen Victoria was utterly enamored of her talent, and President Teddy R...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Another block added to our ever-growing Patchwork Quilt. No special theme ties these works together. Just outstanding performances and compositio...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, an hour filled with duos from women. Some play together regularly, others have come together for a particular project, but all of them ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:29