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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Jacqueline du Pré was a brilliant cellist, whose performances were filled with emotion and nuance, leaving her audiences in awe. Yet, at just 27 y...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • 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 out from the so...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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More women are playing percussion - and percussion is so much more than drums! It's an hour filled with exciting music for percussion.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, we hear performances by Hispanic and Latinx women.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We come full circle, and end our global journey with some of the newest music coming from women living and working in North America.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We continue our trip around the world with a look to the east. Music from Asia, blending traditions and sounds into something new.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Our global trek continues, as we hear works from the Southern hemisphere. Music by women from Australia and New Zealand, South America, and Africa.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 58:31
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The first of 4 episodes exploring women's music around the globe. This week we look North, to Finland, Iceland, even the arctic.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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For this episode, we feature works composed by Women of Color. These remarkable women have worked to overcome both gender and racial bias in order...

  • Added: Feb 24, 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: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, singing and more singing, as we hear women's voices raised in song.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, another look at works for brass, composed and performed by women.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we look back at music from the Baroque and before. These are Women of Old who laid the foundation for the women of today.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
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In the second of our episodes highlighting the strings, we hear from women playing cello and double bass.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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We’ll be a bit high strung this week, as we listen to performances from violinists and violists.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Walk into any concert hall and you'll see a piano, waiting for the touch of a master. This week, performances from outstanding women at the keyboard.

  • Added: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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As the old year winds down and the new year dawns, we'll listen to some of the women's music over the centuries. (This is an encore presentation f...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Women's music celebrating this holiday season.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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It's a wonderful pairing this week - readings of women's poetry, paired with music by women. Each can stand along, but they are even more moving w...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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When you think of a brass player, how many women come to mind? This week we celebrate Bold and Brassy women, breaking the mold with outstanding pe...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:30