Feminine Fusion

June 11, 2017: Stage and Screen


“Don’t think of yourself as anything but an equal.  Break down the doors.  It’s only doors.” – Hans Zimmer



Women made up just 3% of the composers working on the top 250 highest-grossing films last year.  The struggle to find work in the industry is genuine, and although progress is being made, there is still a long way to go.  Here are some of the incredibly talented women being recognized for their achievements in film and theater.


“Stage and Screen”

Mica Levi:  The End & End Credits
Orchestrate; Ben Foster, conductor
“Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”

Miriam Cutler:  Main Title & JFK’s Funeral
Studio Orchestra
“Ethel (Music from the HBO Documentary”
Perseverance Records

Lerner & Loewe, orchestrated by Angela Morley:  Overture & A Snake In The Grass
Studio Orchestra
“The Little Prince”

Jessica Curry:  Finding the Pattern & Disappearing
Studio Orchestra; London Voices Choir
James Morgan, conductor
“Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture”
Sony Classical

Jeanine Tesori:  Viola’s Theme
Lincoln Center Theater Orchestra
“Music from the Lincoln Center Theatre Production of Twelfth Night”
Resmiranda Records

Lucy Simon:  Race You to the Top of the Morning
Mandy Patinkin, vocals
Original Cast Orchestra
“The Secret Garden (Original Broadway Cast)”
Masterworks Broadway

Cindy Lauper:  Raise You Up/Just Be (Finale)
Original Broadway Cast
“Kinky Boots (Original Broadway Cast Recording)”
Masterworks Broadway



Run time:  58:45

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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