Monthly Archives: August, 2020

S4-52: Season 4 Finale

Published - August 29, 2020

“I’ve always been interested in arrival, and coming to a space, and even to looking back at where you were.”  – James Turrell   It’s hard to believe we’ve shared 4 years together on Feminine Fusion.  And, as we do every year, before we step off into the new season, let’s take a look back at the music we’ve shared in the past year.   Season 4 Wrap Up   Astor Piazzolla:  Primavera Porteña  Eroica Trio “Pasión” EMI Classics 57033 Jennifer Margaret Barker:  Blue Waters Heather Corbett, vibraphone “Nyvaigs” CRI 862 Maggi Payne:  Desertscapes Slovak Radio Chorus “Desertscapes: A Portrait of

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‘No Passport Required’ celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson to host WCNY’s live virtual Taste of Fame fundraiser Oct. 16

Published - August 27, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, will host its 6th annual Taste of Fame culinary fundraiser with Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem. The annual event highlights award-winning chefs and celebrates their culinary personalities and careers. Due to coronavirus, Marcus will host the culinary journey and cooking experience live from New York City to home kitchens across the country on Zoom. The live event begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and features a 30-minute cocktail Q&A with Marcus hosted by last year’s Taste of Fame headlining chef, Julia Collin Davison of the hit

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S4-51: Her Voice

Published - August 22, 2020

“[Her voice is] like chocolate, right?  It’s like velvet, caramel chocolate.”  – Joyce DiDonato, speaking about Avery Amereau   On this episode, we take a journey of discovery, with performances from some of today’s top female voices.   Her Voice:   Heitor Villa-Lobos:  Canção de amor Nadine Sierra, soprano Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor “There’s A Place For Us” Deutsche Grammophon 80028836-02 Richard Strauss:  Vier Lieder, Op. 27 Lise Davidsen, soprano Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor “Lise Davidsen sings Wagner and Strauss” Decca 4834883 Leo Delibes:  Bell Song, from Lakmé Aida Garifullina, soprano ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna; Cornelius Meister, conductor “Aida”

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S4-49: One Life – Cecile Chaminade

Published - August 8, 2020

“[She should be known as a composer] pure and simple, rather than by the designation of woman composer.”  – Ambroise Thomas   She was the first woman musician to win the French Legion of Honor award.  Queen Victoria was utterly enamoured of her talent, and President Teddy Roosevelt invited her to play at the White House.  Yet she died alone, her music nearly forgotten.  Today we look at the life and music of Cecile Chaminade. One Life: Cecile Chaminade   Capriccio for Violin & Piano Sara Chenal, violin; Jean-Pierre Fery, piano “Violon au feminine: Compositrices francaises” Scarbo 4150A Berceuse, Op.

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S4-48: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXII

Published - August 1, 2020

“We stitch together quilts of meaning to keep us warm and safe, with whatever patches of beauty and utility we have on hand.”  – Anne Lamott Every few months we add another block to our Patchwork Quilt, releases and performances by women for no other reason than to enjoy the music.  This week, host Diane Jones has searched through her music library and found these works to share.   Patchwork Quilt, Part XXII Richard Einhorn:  Illness, from Voices of Light Anonymous 4 Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Steven Mercurio, conductor “Voices of Light” Sony Classical 62006 Robert Schumann:  Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73 Kristine

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