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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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