Feminine Fusion

April 8, 2018: At The Helm

Conductors Laura Jackson (L), Marin Alsop (R), and Mei-Ann Chen

Conductors Laura Jackson (L), Marin Alsop (R), and Mei-Ann Chen

“Your job is to represent the music and the composer, and that’s all you have to do.” – Marin Alsop



Women are still fighting the stigma that they are not capable of being effective conductors.  On this episode, you’ll hear performances from five talented women, proving their nay-sayers wrong with every beat of their baton.


“At The Helm”

Jacques Offenbach: Jacqueline’s Tears
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
City of Birmingham Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor
Decca Classics 4832948

Richard Danielpour: A Child’s Reliquary
Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello
Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Sarah Hicks, conductor
“Triple Doubles”
Bridge 9354

Michael Daugherty: Time Machine
Bournemouth Symphony
Marin Alsop, Mei-Ann Chen, Laura Jackson – conductors
“Route 66”
Naxos 8559613




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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