Classical 91.5

Feminine Fusion

Saturdays at 8pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY-FM 90.3 and

“Feminine Fusion” is a weekly 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.

WXXI's Julia Figueras with Feminine Fusion host Diane Jones

Diane Jones is a free-lance composer of chamber and solo music, based in Central New York.   She is also an active performer, as a member of Samba Laranja and the Central New York Flute Choir.  Diane is the mid-day host on WCNY-FM.

Recently host Diane Jones stopped by the WXXI Classical 91.5 studios to talk with Julia Figueras.  Listen to their conversation OnRecord.

Women composers and musicians present music inspired by wind, water, rainbows and more. Saturdays at 8pm.

Internationally known conductor Marin Alsop, a former student of Leonard Bernstein’s, was the first woman to conduct a major American orchestra. We'll take a look at her life and career in the April 17th broadcast at 8:00pm.

Feminine Fusion host Diane Jones takes us to all coreners of the globe to discover great women composers working all around the world.

In recognition for her work as a composer and writer, Ethel Smyth was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1922…the first female composer to be awarded a damehood. We'll hear her music on the Feb 13th episode.

Artist Jennylynn Fields says, "I love the vibrant contrast of icy cold blue to the hot fiery reds in this acrylic pour painting." We'll hear musical Fire and Ice on the January 9th episode of Feminine Fusion.

We'll hear talented female performers on Dec 19th in groups of one, two, three or four.

Host Diane Jones focuses on women who play stringed instruments - both the high and the low, 11/14 & 11/21.

Research suggests that an activity as simple as singing could reduce stress, help to improve well-being and quality of life for people dealing with chronic disease.  In the 10/24 episode we'll hear more about women lifting their voices in song.

Born in the UK in 1886, Rebecca Clarke studied composition at the Royal College of Music in London from 1907–10. But her studies stopped abruptly before she was able to finish. Learn more about Rebecca in the 9/12 broadcast or online.

Feminine Fusion explores the life and music of composer Cecile Chaminade in the August 15th broadcast.