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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A youngster sees a musician and says, “She looks like me. And she’s making incredible music. I can do that, too!” Being a woman of color is stil...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just music from talented women in classical music.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Nadia Boulanger said, “I’ve been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Whether it’s opera or art song, there is something special about the sound of a single voice. This week we’ll hear from women who stand front and ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week - women at the keyboard. For many years, piano was an "acceptable" instrument for women to play. Indeed, it was expected that a well-ro...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Last week we listened to music from violinists and violists. This week, we are low strung - women who play cello and double bass.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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We’ve done this before, and it’s worth doing it again. A pair of episodes featuring the orchestral strings. This week we start with the upper str...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein. On our next episode, works by women who were inspired...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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What is it that inspires us? Sometimes it is the words or actions of an individual that spark new creativity. Today, music inspired by women.

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Munia Khan writes - “We wait for the new year to appear to us like the hopeful sun bringing aspiring light to an eager world.” As we head into 201...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Winter is upon us, and the holiday season is in full swing. And this week, we’ll hear music of the season from the Baroque to the present day, wri...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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The human voice has the power to move us in so many ways. When many voices sing together, they create harmonies that are impossible alone. And wh...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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“We are all patchwork, and so shapeless and diverse in composition that each bit, each moment, plays its own game. And there is as much difference ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Performances from women playing brass instruments.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Guitarist Sharon Isbin says, “Music takes people out of this world and into another where hopefully they can experience the emotions of joy and sad...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, a "thank you" to the women who were the first to break a barrier in the classical music world. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Sian Edwards. Lo...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The works on today's program were written by women who have overcome both gender and racial bias. Some may be familiar names, others will be new t...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Nadia Boulanger has had a deep and lasting impact on contemporary classical music. For over 70 years, some of the most familiar and influential co...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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“Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way.” Evelyn Glennie. We he...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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In 2016, women made up just 3% of composers working on the top 250 highest grossing films. And the Met was mounting its second opera composed by a...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:29