Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep23: Women of Color: Performers, Part 7

Michelle Cann Pianist

Michelle Cann


“No gig is smaller or bigger than the next.  Your time is precious so only fill it with things that fulfill you or make sense financially.” – Caitlin Edwards

This week we share performances from women of color – and introduce you to some new names.


“Women of Color: Performers, Part 7”

Barbara York:  How Beautiful
Velvet Brown, tuba
Ron Stabinsky, piano
“Velvet Brown, Tuba”
Crystal Records 696

Irene Britton Smith:  Sonata for Violin and Piano (excerpts)
Caitlin Edwards, violin
Daniel Schlosberg, piano
“Mere Mortals”
Navona 6563

Errollyn Wallen:  Concerto Grosso (excerpts)
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bass; Tai Murray, violin
Chineke! Orchestra & Chorus; Anthony Parnther, conductor
“Spark Catchers”
NMC 250

Florence Price:  Fantasie nègre (excerpts)
Michelle Cann, piano
Curtis Institute Recordings

Alice Coltrane, arr. Ashley Jackson:  Prema
Ashley Jackson, harp
Harlem Chamber Players
Bright Shiny Things, 188



Run time: 58:29

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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