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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This week, performances in twos and threes. All female duos and trios, including a mother/daughter duo, and a 20-year collaboration.

  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for a little romance - specifically, music from women composers of the Romantic era. Works by Teresa Carreno, Clara Schumann, and more.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Yet another block for our patchwork quilt of music. No special theme, just great music composed and performed by women.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Rumi said, “The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The fluteplayer!” This week, the undeniable connec...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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As a child she was given the name "Tekalihwa Kwha" which means "she sings." This week a look at the life, music, and legacy of Joanne Shenandoah

  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Awards season is here, and in this episode we look at some prize winners - and nominees - from last year's Grammys. Works by and about women, gett...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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It's fascinating to watch an organist play. This week, music for organ composed or performed by women.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, we highlight some of the Hispanic and Latinx musicians as they showcase their incredible talents.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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You may not see many women in the brass section at a concert, but this week they fill the airwaves with some incredible music.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, music written in the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque. These are the works that set the foundation for the music of today.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, works and performances from women who are both inspired and inspiring.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Women are still struggling for recognition in film and theater composition. So this week, we'll hear from several women gaining ground in these ar...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Whether it's opera or art song, there's something special about the sound of a single voice. This week, women who stand front and center on stage,...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Women of color are still something of an anomaly in the classical music world. This week, performances from outstanding women of color.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Let’s head back to school! This week we’ll be listening to worked composed by some of the best women composers of our day while they were still le...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We've passed the winter solstice, but this is the time of year when we start to really feel the return of the light. This week, music by women mar...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just great music by talented women.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We're a bit high strung this week, listening to performances from talented women playing violin and viola.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Do you know about Henriette Bosmans? Pianist and composer, she was banned from performing for some time. This week, a look at the life and music o...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
  • Length: 58:30