Monthly Archives: August, 2018

‘CONNECT NY’ presents ‘Criminal Justice Reform Crime and Punishment in the Empire State’ in September, ‘Guns and a Safer Society’ in October

Published - August 30, 2018

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, presents two new episodes on its “CONNECT NY” public affairs TV program series. For viewing information, visit Each episode will be available after it airs online at Criminal Justice Reform: Crime and Punishment in the Empire State Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. Decades into harsh criminal justice sentencing guidelines mandated by bi-partisan approved laws – New York State is left to manage a congested judicial process and clogged detainment facilities.  “CONNECT NY”  takes a look back at how we got here, why the governor has prioritized reforms and what those involved

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Sept 1 – 7, 2018: On The Podium

Published - August 27, 2018

“Frequently women tell me that they feel empowered and can relate very directly with a woman conducting.” – Marin Alsop   More and more women are taking up the baton and stepping onto the podium to lead orchestras around the world.  Season 3 of Feminine Fusion opens with just some of these talented conductors showing their skills.   Ascending the Podium   Joan Tower:  Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 4 Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor “Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman” Koch International 7469 Antonio Vivaldi, trans. by Franck Krawzcyk:  Winter, from The Four Seasons Les Monts du Reuil; Accentus; Laurence

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August 26, 2018: Another Year Comes to a Close

Published - August 20, 2018

“Stories don’t end.  They just turn into new beginnings.”  – Lindsay Eagar   Season 2 of Feminine Fusion is winding down, and today we’ll take a look back over some of the music from the past year.  Ancient music, new music, music that tells a story, and the women bringing that music to life!   Season 2 Finale Kassia:  Tin pentachordon VocaMe “Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer of the Occident” Christophorus 77308 Jean Sibelius:  Finlandia Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei, conductor “Dvorak” Symphony No. 9 & Sieblius: Finlandia” Signum Classics 515 Michio Miyagi:  Haro no Umi Yolanda Kondonassis, harp “Pictures of the

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August 19, 2018: Sing Out!

Published - August 13, 2018

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.”  – Swedish Proverb   More vocal music, as we listen to soloists and ensembles – women raising their voices in song.   “Sing Out!” Otmar Mácha:  Silesian Yodel Songs Jitro Czech Girls Choir; Jiří Skopal, conductor “Hymnus” Navona 6168 Mark Sirett:  Watane Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont; Dawn Willis, conductor “Heart Songs – Music of the World” Independent Label Eleanor Daley:  Ave Maria Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont; Dawn Willis, conductor “Heart Songs – Music of the World” Independent Label Helen Chadwick:  Echo Voice “Musical Harmony” Independent Label Marcus Davidson:  The Silver Swan Voice “Musical Harmony”

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August 12, 2018: Patchwork Quilt, Part X

Published - August 6, 2018

“We are all patchwork, and so shapeless and diverse in composition that each bit, each moment, plays its own game. And there is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others.”  – Michel de Montaigne   The final Patchwork Quilt episode for season 2 of Feminine Fusion!  It’s an eclectic selection of music for you to enjoy.   “Patchwork Quilt, Part X” Exequiel Mantega:  Emigrantes Elena Yarritu, flute; Exequiel Mantega, piano “Emigrantes” MSR Classics 1591 Barbara Harbach:  American Solstice Ensemble Istropolis “Barbara Harbach: Chamber Music I” MSR Classics 1253 Sharon Ruchman:  Hope, Mvt. 1 Mary Costanza, cello; Sharon Ruchman, piano

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