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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“Seventy six trombones caught the morning sun.” Let’s catch the glint of silver and gold with music from brass and wind players as we listen to ou...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, music written in memory of those days and the effects it had on so ma...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Summer is winding down, but before we head into the fall, let's kick off Season 6 with a last look at these summer days.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Happy Birthday to Feminine Fusion! Season 5 is coming to a close, and before we launch our next season, it's time to look back at some of the musi...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Time to add another patch to our Patchwork Quilt. No special theme, just great music by talented women.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Nadia Boulanger has had a deep and lasting impact on contemporary classical music. During her lifetime, she taught some of the most familiar and i...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Let’s play! This week, we’ll travel to fantasy worlds, and channel our inner child. Get ready to let your imagination loose.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week, it’s an invitation to the dance! We’ll hear dance music composed or performed by women. You just might be inspired to waltz, or maybe ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Put a song in your heart! This week, solo, trio, and choir performances, featuring women's voices raised in song.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we hear an hour dedicated to music composed by Women of Color. These remarkable women have worked to overcome both gender and racial bia...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Walk into any concert venue and it’s a safe bet that you’ll find a piano, waiting for the right touch to bring it to life. This week, we’ll listen...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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As we mark our American Independence Day, we’ll listen to performances and compositions by women that showcase the American spirit

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode! What’s the thread that ties it all together? Just great music from outstanding women who are composing ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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It’s summertime! Days are sunny and hot here in the northern hemisphere, so let’s listen to some women’s music inspired by the summer season.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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The second of our two programs focusing on women composers laying the foundation for future generations to thrive in the music world.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Hildegard von Bingen. Barbara Strozzi. Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. These are just some of the historical figures who laid the foundation tha...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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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: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Storytelling through music - what better way to spend an hour?

  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
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Can music reflect colors and can colors be reflected in music? It’s a question pondered by composer Jennifer Higdon, and this week we listen to he...

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:30