Feminine Fusion

Series produced by WCNY

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Feminine Fusion is a 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 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 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... Show full description


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The human voice has the power to move us in so many ways. When many voices sing together, they create harmonies that are impossible alone. And wh...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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“We are all patchwork, and so shapeless and diverse in composition that each bit, each moment, plays its own game. And there is as much difference ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Performances from women playing brass instruments.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Guitarist Sharon Isbin says, “Music takes people out of this world and into another where hopefully they can experience the emotions of joy and sad...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, a "thank you" to the women who were the first to break a barrier in the classical music world. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Sian Edwards. Lo...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The works on today's program were written by women who have overcome both gender and racial bias. Some may be familiar names, others will be new t...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Nadia Boulanger has had a deep and lasting impact on contemporary classical music. For over 70 years, some of the most familiar and influential co...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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“Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way.” Evelyn Glennie. We he...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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In 2016, women made up just 3% of composers working on the top 250 highest grossing films. And the Met was mounting its second opera composed by a...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Breath – we take it for granted. Most of the time, we aren’t even aware of when or how we breathe. This week brings you music from the souls of w...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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"How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?" - Jane Swan On this Patchwork Quilt episode, n...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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"I am an ancestress of tomorrow." - Luisa Teish This week, we step back a few centuries to listen to music composed by our ancestresses, from the...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, so it's a good time to listen to some Autumn music. Baroque, contemporary, vocal and ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Vivien Harvey Slater was a pianist, teacher, and Czerny scholar, who can trace her pianistic lineage back to Beethoven. This episode looks at her ...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:28
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Performances from traditional and non-traditional string and piano quartets. With music you expect (Shostakovich), something new (Earth Song by Xe...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Women who have taken up the baton and stepped onto the conductor's podium, leading orchestras and vocalists in a variety of performances. Each con...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:34