Feminine Fusion

S4-22: Women of Color: Leaders

Jeri Lynne Johnson

Jeri Lynne Johnson

“Nationality, gender, accent…everything disappears when you just close your eyes and listen.”  – Simone Menezes


Being a successful leader demands respect.  Challenging enough on its own, and often more difficult when you add both gender and racial bias into the equations.  This episode features women of color who have taken up the conductor’s baton.


“Women of Color: Leaders”


Juventino Rosas:  Sobre las Olas
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
“Me Alma Mexicana/My Mexican Soul”
Sony 75555

Detlev Glanert:  Frenesia
Xian Zhang, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
“Horizon 6”
RCA 15001

Adriana Holszky:  Floten des Lichts
Kay George Roberts, conductor
Commonwealth Winds; Renata Brosch, soprano
“Message: Five Vocal Works”
CPS 999290-2

George Walker:  Lyric for Strings
Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Black Pearl Orchestra
Live Performance, used with permission

Ellis Marsalis:  Fourth Autumn
Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Black Pearl Orchestra; Rodney Mack, trumpet
Live Performance, used with permission

Luduino Pitombeira:  Tango
Simone Menezes, conductor
Camerata Latino Americana
“Suite Contemporanea Brasileira”
Tratore 7899989909274




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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