Feminine Fusion

October 15, 2017: Women of Color: Leaders

Kay George Roberts

Kay George Roberts

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

Maestra Xian Zhang says, “conducting is somehow an intimidating job to think about.  It is not only women who don’t go into this.  Not a lot of men think about becoming conductors either.”  On this episode, three women – conductors, artistic directors, educators – who are overcoming both racial and gender bias to succeed in their field.


“Women of Color: Leaders”

Detlev Glanert:  Frenesia
Xian Zhang, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
“Horizon 6”
RCO 15001

Adriana Hölszky:  Floten des Lichts
Kay George Roberts, conductor
Renate Brosch, soprano; Commonwealth Winds
“Message: Five Vocal Works”
CPO 999290-2

Astor Piazzolla:  Four Seasons in Buenos Aires
Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
(Live performance – used with permission)



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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