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 episode we hear women's voices raised in song. Solos and choral works abound!

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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This week we take an look at the life and music of Margaret Bonds.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Earth, air, fire, and water - the building blocks for all things in this world. And the building blocks for the music on this episode - music insp...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Being a successful leader demands respect. Challenging enough on its own, and often more difficult when you add both gender and racial bias into t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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It's cold, so let's stay inside and listen to these performances from women who play woodwinds.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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Time to add another block to our Patchwork Quilt. No special theme, just outstanding music written or performed by women.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:29
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Patricia Neal said, “A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” This episode honors teacher...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, performances by women with pluck! Music of guitar, harp, and harpsichord.

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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We are at that tipping point, that moment when one year turns to the next. As we head into the new decade, we'll take a musical trip through the c...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Winter has arrived here in the north country. So grab some cocoa or a hot toddy, settle in by the fire, and take a listen to some winter music fro...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Time to add another block to our Patchwork Quilt. There's no special theme this week. Just great music written and performed by women.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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This week pairs women's poetry with musical works that echo those poetic ideas. It's a beautiful pairing of these two art forms.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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A decade ago, a female conductor was a real anomaly. Nowadays we are seeing more and more women taking up the baton, and being lauded for their sk...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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“Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.” - Debussy Composers paint their world ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:31
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Music from all-female ensembles, from around the world.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Look at an orchestra - you'll see quite a few women in the string and woodwind sections. But not many brass players. This week, Bold and Brassy w...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Being a woman in the classical music world is challenging. Being a woman of color is even moreso. On this episode, inspiring performers of color.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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It's been said that there is magic in music, and this week it's music inspired by the magic in the world around us.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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It's been said that the strings of the violin, viola, and cello, are closest to the sound of the human voice. This week, music from women who can ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:30