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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The theaters may be dark at the moment, but we can still celebrate the women who bring music to stage and screen.

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Earth. Air. Fire. Water. From the times of the ancient Greeks, and into the present day, these four elements influence our entire world. Water can ...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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We are seeing more and more women percussionists emerging. Yes, women are just as skillful with sticks and stones as men! Let's take a listen to ...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Another episode dedicated to women's voices raised in song. Works performed by all-female vocal ensembles.

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Music transcends language, and this week we travel the globe, listening to works composed and performed by women around the world.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Music that tells tales, composed and performed by incredibly talented women in classical music.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Another episode dedicated to women of color in the classical music world who are leading ensembles and arts organizations.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Another award season has come and gone - let's listen to some award-winning classical music by women.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Yet another Patchwork Quilt Episode, with works and performances from talented women.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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The Spring Equinox is upon us! Here are compositions and performances from women celebrating the change of seasons.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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All female string quartets and piano quartets are featured on this week's episode!

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Walk into any concert venue, and it’s a safe bet that you’ll find a piano, waiting for the right touch to bring it to life. This week, we’ll liste...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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This week, music from women of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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This episode we hear women's voices raised in song. Solos and choral works abound!

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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This week we take an look at the life and music of Margaret Bonds.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Earth, air, fire, and water - the building blocks for all things in this world. And the building blocks for the music on this episode - music insp...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Being a successful leader demands respect. Challenging enough on its own, and often more difficult when you add both gender and racial bias into t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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It's cold, so let's stay inside and listen to these performances from women who play woodwinds.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Time to add another block to our Patchwork Quilt. No special theme, just outstanding music written or performed by women.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:29