Feminine Fusion

February 19, 2017: Marching to a Different Drum

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.”  – Theodore Roosevelt


This episode of Feminine Fusion features women who carry sticks . . . and mallets . . . and beaters!  These are the women making their marks as percussionists.  In some cultures, women are still forbidden to play drums.  Even in societies where there is no stigma, percussion is still often viewed as a male-oriented field.  These women prove the only thing that matters is talent and skill.


“Marching to a Different Drum”


Daniela Mercury:  Bale Popular
Daniela Mercury
“Bale Mulato”

Astor Piazzolla:  Tango Suite
Nancy Zeltsman, marimba
GM Records 2043

Ney Rousauro:  Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra
Evelyn Glennie, marimba
Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Paul Daniel, conductor
RCA 61277

Akira Nishimura:  Kala
Keiko Abe, marimba
“Japanese Percussion”
BIS 462

Michael Aukofer:  Neophilia
Caixa Trio
Steve Houghton, drumset
“Commissioned Works”
CD Baby


Run time:  58:30


Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music.  Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire.  Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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