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, the first of two episodes showcasing the high winds. Oustanding performances from women playing flute, oboe, and clarinet.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We'll kick off Season 8 with a Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just great music from talented women.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Season 7 draws to a close as we take a look back at some of the music we've shared in the past year. And we'll take a peek at what Season 8 will h...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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It's not Mozart, but music composed and performed by women that is inspired by the sights and sounds of the night.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Travel to the past to hear music created by women as far back at the Medieval era.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We'll be heading to the land Down Under this week, with composers and performers from Australia and New Zealand.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:31
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. Great music written and performed by women.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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It's been said the violin, viola, and cello are closest to the human voice. This week, performances from women who make these instruments sing.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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The music that emerges from an ensemble working together is so much more than the individual performances. This week, performances from all-female...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We'll head "across the pond" to hear music by women living and working in the UK.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Let's adjourn to the parlor, to a time when that was the only appropriate place for women to make music. We'll hear works by women from the Romant...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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More music from women living and working in Canada.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:31
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The days are getting warmer! Here are works and performances from women inspired by the summer sun.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, music that has been inspired by women - who they are, what they have done, how they have touched others.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Works inspired by folktales and fairytales, myths and legends.

  • Added: Jun 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Music from women composing for film and live theater. Their music tells many different stories.

  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We explore new sound worlds, with works by women exploring the music that is possible through acoustic and electronic partnerships.

  • Added: May 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just great music composed and performed by women.

  • Added: May 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Music inspired by the building blocks of existence - earth, air, fire and water.

  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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An hour filled with performances from duos and trios. Women playing great music together!

  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:30