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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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
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This week, we listen to music composers who are teaching at some of the top music schools in the US. Each has a passion not only for creating musi...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Wind instruments are connected to the very soul of the musician. Breath comes from the deepest part of them, and creates beautiful music. This ep...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Music and performances by American women, to mark this American Independence Day.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we check out some of the classical music from composers and performers from "Down Under."

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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The summer solstice is upon us, so this week we listen to summer music. Marvelous music from talented women, every week on Feminine Fusion.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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"Seventy-six trombones caught the morning sun." It may not be 76 trombones, but the glimmering gold of these women playing brass instruments will ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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There are times when a performers bow flies furiously across the strings, the rosin rising in the air like smoke. This week, exciting performances...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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It's another Patchwork Quilt episode, with no theme other than marvelous works and performances from women in classical music.

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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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