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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Let's head to the Southern Hemisphere as we continue our trek around the globe.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We continue around the globe with works from Northern performers and composers. (This is an archived program from Season 3)

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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We continue our trip around the world as we look to the west, with music from the UK, France, the USSR, and Bulgaria.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This is the first of a series of episodes that will take us on a musical journey around the world. We'll start in the east, with works composed by...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode. We'll explore a variety of works from women making music.

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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It's been said, "People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy." This week, chamber ensembles with four - or more - wo...

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, performances in twos and threes. All female duos and trios, including a mother/daughter duo, and a 20-year collaboration.

  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for a little romance - specifically, music from women composers of the Romantic era. Works by Teresa Carreno, Clara Schumann, and more.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Yet another block for our patchwork quilt of music. No special theme, just great music composed and performed by women.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Rumi said, “The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The fluteplayer!” This week, the undeniable connec...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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As a child she was given the name "Tekalihwa Kwha" which means "she sings." This week a look at the life, music, and legacy of Joanne Shenandoah

  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Awards season is here, and in this episode we look at some prize winners - and nominees - from last year's Grammys. Works by and about women, gett...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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It's fascinating to watch an organist play. This week, music for organ composed or performed by women.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, we highlight some of the Hispanic and Latinx musicians as they showcase their incredible talents.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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You may not see many women in the brass section at a concert, but this week they fill the airwaves with some incredible music.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30