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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Composer, pianist, and one of the driving forces of the early 20th century classical music renaissance in Washington DC. This week, a look at the ...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another addition to the ever-growing Patchwork Quilt of women's music.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Jeffrey Tate said, “The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.” This week, an hour of music devoted to the string quartet,...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Guitar. Harp. Harpsichord. This week, music and performances on plucked instruments!

  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Once again, we highlight women of color performing outstanding classical music.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Music inspired by nature - elements, seasons, and places.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Once again, we hear from women on the conductor's podium.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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The pandemic changed the way we make music. This week, musicians who took advantage of the solitude to explore new repertoire

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Cassatt. Atlys. Genghis Barbie. This week we find out how these ensembles choose their names - and hear some great performances from each of them.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, women's voices raised together in song.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Winds are blowing - woodwinds, that is! This week, recent recordings from women playing wind instruments.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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The leaves are turning, the days are growing shorter. It's a good time to mark the change of seasons, with Autumn in the Air.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, works by women from the Baroque and Classical eras.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Most of us can name a teacher or mentor who had a significant role in our lives. And as students start their return to classrooms throughout the U...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Season Six comes to a close with a look back at the great works and performances we've heard in the last year. There's lots more to come in Season...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Let's gather together and tell stories! This week it's works and performances telling fairy tales and stories of places and people.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just great music written and performed by women.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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The concerto. It requires a sophisticated touch from the composer to balance soloist and orchestra in a single piece. This week, some incredible ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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In the 19th century, every gentle lady was expected to play the piano with some proficiency. There is a tremendous depth to the piano repertoire,...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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In a letter of introduction to Serge Koussevitzky, composer Florence Price wrote, "I have two handicaps - those of sex and race." The composer's ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30