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 second of our two programs focusing on women composers laying the foundation for future generations to thrive in the music world.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Hildegard von Bingen. Barbara Strozzi. Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. These are just some of the historical figures who laid the foundation tha...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • 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: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Storytelling through music - what better way to spend an hour?

  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Can music reflect colors and can colors be reflected in music? It’s a question pondered by composer Jennifer Higdon, and this week we listen to he...

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Flute. Clarinet. Oboe. Bassoon. Even Saxophone. This week, works from woodwind players and performers, all actively recording and performing today.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Water. One of the elements that make up the building blocks of life. And a critical part of our everyday existence. This week, music and perform...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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More and more women are stepping into the male-dominated world of percussion. On this episode, a variety of performances from incredibly talented ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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She is a groundbreaker, a mentor, and one of the best known women on the conductor's podium today. This week, a look at the life and career of Mar...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just great music by talented women.

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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We end our trip around the globe with music from women working in the US. Let's come home!

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:31
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Let’s head to Europe, where the music we call “Classical” originated. From the familiar to the brand new, this is music from women throughout Euro...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Our trip around the globe continues as we look East to Asia, and the blend of Eastern and Western music.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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We continue on our trek around the world, with music from the Southern Hemisphere - including music from Antarctica!

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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Feminine Fusion is travelling the world – virtually. Over the next several weeks, we’ll listen to classical music from countries across the globe....

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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These remarkable women have worked to overcome both gender and racial bias in order to give voice to their music. Their names may not be familiar,...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
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Never underestimate the power of women working together! This week we’ll take a listen to performances from all-female ensembles. From small grou...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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She wrote operas and Masses, solos and chamber works. She counted Tchaikovsky & Dvorak among her friends. And she led women in song from her pris...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Conductors, educators, artistic directors – these are women of color who are leaders in the classical music world. We’ll share some of their music...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:29