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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It's been said that the strings of the violin, viola, and cello, are closest to the sound of the human voice. This week, music from women who can ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode! No special thread to tie these works together. Just great music composed and performed by these talente...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Music tells a story - sometimes literally. This week, music that tells a tale.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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It’s tough to be a groundbreaker. To be the first to achieve something. It means you’ve had to walk your own path, without the benefit of drawing...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Henry Ford said, “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Musical friendships can bring some amazing performances and works to l...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Most people know of Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, but there is so much more to know about the woman and her music. This week, we ta...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Time to kick off Season 4 of Feminine Fusion, with a Patchwork Quilt episode. These are works and performances by talented women, working in the c...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Season 3 of Feminine Fusion has come to an end, so before we begin Season 4, we'll take a look back at some of the music and stories from the last ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Who says classical music needs to be stuffy? This week, music with a sense of humor.

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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It’s August, and the summer heat is on. And this week, we’ll hear music inspired by the summer season, composed and performed by some talented wom...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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What's better than one woman at the podium? How about three at once? A wonderful work with three women to lead it, just one of the works you'll h...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Well, these women carry all kinds of sticks, and mallets, and beaters. And they let their music speak for ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran Performances from women...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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This week, a selection of performances by all-female trios.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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When many voices sing together, they create an almost magical experience. This week, women's vocal ensembles from around the world.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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"Music can change the world, because it can change people." Bono Music by women who want to change the world.

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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We've traveled the globe, and now it's time to come home, with music from women in the US.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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We close our circuit of the globe by Looking West, to music of the women of Europe.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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We continue our trip around the world with music from women living and working in Asia.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:29