Feminine Fusion

June 4, 2017: Leading The Way

Maestra JoAnn Falletta

Maestra JoAnn Falletta


“Ninety percent of what a conductor does comes in the rehearsal – the vision, the structure, the architecture.” – Joshua Bell


In 2015, the Dallas Opera launched a twenty-year initiative to promote female representation on the conductor’s podium.  On this episode, we hear from three women who are already well established and respected in the conducting world.


“Leading The Way”

Paul McCartney: Tuesday
Andrea Quinn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
“Working Classical”
Angel/EMI 56897

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Gisele Ben-dor, conductor
Santa Barbara Symphony; Juanjo Mosalini, bandoneon
“The Soul of Tango”
Delos 3345

John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Hila Plitmann, soprano
“American Classics: John Corigliano”
Naxos 559331



Run time:  59:45

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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