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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Women are still struggling for recognition in film and theater composition. So this week, we'll hear from several women gaining ground in these ar...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Whether it's opera or art song, there's something special about the sound of a single voice. This week, women who stand front and center on stage,...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Women of color are still something of an anomaly in the classical music world. This week, performances from outstanding women of color.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Let’s head back to school! This week we’ll be listening to worked composed by some of the best women composers of our day while they were still le...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We've passed the winter solstice, but this is the time of year when we start to really feel the return of the light. This week, music by women mar...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just great music by talented women.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We're a bit high strung this week, listening to performances from talented women playing violin and viola.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Do you know about Henriette Bosmans? Pianist and composer, she was banned from performing for some time. This week, a look at the life and music o...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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As the calendar ticks over to another year, it's a good time to stand at the moment of change and take a look around. This week we look at the acc...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:31
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Time and nature are a series of endless circles and cycles. To mark the turning of the year, music inspired by nature's cycles.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Here we are at Christmastime, so this week, it's music for the holiday. New works and old, composed and performed by talented women.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:31
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Winter is fast approaching. The skies are grey and the clouds are full, waiting for just the right moment to let the snow fall. This week, we’ll ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode! No special theme, just great music from talented women.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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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