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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It’s a trip through the centuries, as we hear music composed by women In Olden Days. From 16th century convents, to the court of a king, and Victo...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Louise Farrenc. Sian Edwards. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. What do they have in common? The were all the first to break a barrier, paving the way for ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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We’re a little low strung this week on Feminine Fusion, with music from women who play the double bass and the cello. We have performances from so...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Women gather together to sing, and it is the embodiment of the whole becoming more than the sum of its parts. This week, all-female ensembles.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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It's Hallowe'en, and there is magic in the air. This week, we hear frightful music of magic and monsters, composed and performed by incredibly tal...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Take a look at any percussion section in a wind band or orchestra, and it’s generally full of men. This week, we’ll turn that on its head, as we l...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:31
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Conductor Anu Tali says, “If you have a calling and you’re different than other people are, … just go the way you feel is right, and you’ll probabl...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Time to add another block to the ever-growing patchwork quilt of music from talented women.

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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When many voices sing together, they create harmonies that are impossible alone. And when a group of women's voices join in song, the experience c...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Faith is expressed in many different ways, and the music that is rooted in faith can be powerful. This week, music of faith, drawn from the souls ...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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“Seventy six trombones caught the morning sun.” Let’s catch the glint of silver and gold with music from brass and wind players as we listen to ou...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, music written in memory of those days and the effects it had on so ma...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Summer is winding down, but before we head into the fall, let's kick off Season 6 with a last look at these summer days.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Happy Birthday to Feminine Fusion! Season 5 is coming to a close, and before we launch our next season, it's time to look back at some of the musi...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Time to add another patch to our Patchwork Quilt. No special theme, just great music by talented women.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Nadia Boulanger has had a deep and lasting impact on contemporary classical music. During her lifetime, she taught some of the most familiar and i...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Let’s play! This week, we’ll travel to fantasy worlds, and channel our inner child. Get ready to let your imagination loose.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, it’s an invitation to the dance! We’ll hear dance music composed or performed by women. You just might be inspired to waltz, or maybe ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Put a song in your heart! This week, solo, trio, and choir performances, featuring women's voices raised in song.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:30