Feminine Fusion

May 21, 2017: Women of Color: Hispanic and Latino musicians

Maestra Sonia Marie De León de Vega

Maestra Sonia Marie De León de Vega


“Believe in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path.”  – Soledad O’Brien


A June 2016 article in the Minnesota Star Tribune tells us just 2.5% of orchestra musicians are Latino.  On this episode of Feminine Fusion, I highlight the achievements of several Hispanic and Latino women in the classical music world.


“Women of Color: Hispanic and Latino Musicians”

Juventino Rosas: Sobre las Olas
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas; Alondra de la Parra, conductor
“Mi Alma Mexicana/My Mexican Soul”
CBS 75555

Hilda Paredes: Papalote
Jake Arditti, vocal; Irvine Arditti, violin
Aeon 1439

Maria Grever: Un Beso
Maria Luisa Tamez, mezzo-soprano; Angel Rodriguez, piano
“Canta a Maria Grever y Augustin Lara”
Urtext 227

Manuel de Falla: The Miller’s Dance (from the Three Cornered Hat)
Teresa Berganza, mezzo-soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Deutsche Grammaphon 435852

Glenn Gould: String Quartet, Opus 1
Catalyst Quartet
“Bach/Gould Project”
Azica 71300


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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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