Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep46: Greater Than The Sum, Part 2

The String Queens

The String Queens

“There was a different energy, sound and camaraderie when we came together. It sounded really good.  We said, ‘Hey y’all, let’s keep this going. Let’s have a couple of rehearsals and put a name on it.'”  – Dawn Johnson, violist – The String Queens

When musicians play together in an ensemble, the results are so much more than just their individual performances.  This week, we hear from several all-female ensembles, in a wide array of styles.  These women prove that the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.


“Greater than the Sum, Part 2”


Ben E. King, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller (arr. by The String Queens):  Stand By Me
The String Queens

Harry Styles, Mitch Rowland, Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon (arr. by The String Queens):  Golden
The String Queens

Maurice Ravel:  Sonatine en trio
Auréole Trio
Koch 7102

Unsuk Chin:  ParaMetaString
Esmé Quartet
“To Be Loved”
Alpha 590

Alfred Reed:  Symphony for Brass and Percussion
Monarch Brass
“Monarch Brass”
IWBC 110110

Miriam Hyde:  String Trio (1932)
Hague String Trio
“Celebrating Women!”
Cobra Records 0083


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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