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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We continue our trip around the world with music from women living and working in Asia.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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We continue our trip around the world with music from women in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Let’s get ready to take a trip around the world. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be listening to music from all points of the compass, before c...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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It takes a particular skill to marry words and music. This episode of Feminine Fusion highlights five women, composing opera and art songs, spannin...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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These remarkable women have worked to overcome both gender and racial bias in order to give voice to their music. Their names may not be familiar,...

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Teachers should never be underestimated - the enthusiasm and success of so many in the music world can be traced back to their experiences with the...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Earth. Air. Fire. Water. The four elements, long thought of as the building blocks for everything in the world and in the heavens. They have i...

  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Time to add another block to our Patchwork Quilt. These are program with no special theme, just great music written and performed by women.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Music from the souls of women, expressing their faith.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Have you ever been to England? Why not come with me across the Atlantic Ocean to hear some of the latest classical music by women from the UK. Th...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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We all know that line from Cole Porter – “In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking.” Heaven knows, the idea of wome...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” – Pablo Casals There is something special about chamber music. The perfo...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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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: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Music tells stories, and this week, we’re taking that literally. We’ll hear music inspired by folktales, fables, and fairytales, compositions by s...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Music over the centuries, written by women.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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A youngster sees a musician and says, “She looks like me. And she’s making incredible music. I can do that, too!” Being a woman of color is stil...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. No special theme, just music from talented women in classical music.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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Nadia Boulanger said, “I’ve been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Whether it’s opera or art song, there is something special about the sound of a single voice. This week we’ll hear from women who stand front and ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:30