Feminine Fusion

May 18-24, 2019: Women of Color – Composers, Part 3

Zenobia Powell Perry

Zenobia Powell Perry

“By the time most musicians have completed their training and achieved a professional career, they have little to no exposure to and experience with women composers and composers of color.”  – Rob Deemer


This week we hear music from several women of color, composers from the early twentieth century to today.  Most of the names are unfamiliar, but their music is worth celebrating.


Women of Color: Composers, Part 3



Regina Harris Baiocchi:  Hold Out for Joy, from the opera “Gbeldahoven: No One’s Child”
Victoria Ehrlich, cello; Josephine Gandolfi, piano; LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, vocals
“Where Freedome Rings: Compositions by Contemporary African American Composers”
Cambria 1238

Florence Price:  Dances in the Canebrakes
Chicago Sinfonietta; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
“Project W:  Works by Diverse Women Composers”
Cedille 185

Zenobia Powell Perry:  Cycle of Songs on Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Darrel Taylor, tenor; Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano; Deon Nielsen Price, piano
“Music of Zenobia Powell Perry: Art Songs and Piano Music”
Cambria 1138

María Luisa Anido:  Preludio Nostálgicos
Maria Isabel Siewers, guitar
“A Mimita”
Acqua Records 173

Valerie Coleman:  Roma
Western Kentucky University Wind Ensemble; Gary Schallert, conductor
“Live From the Hill”
Mark Records 50516

Chanda Dancy:  Everything Before Us (selections from the soundtrack)
Studio Orchestra
“Everything Before Us (Soundtrack)”
Cydou Music


Run time:  58:29


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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