Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep13: Women of Color – Leaders, Part 4

Kay George Roberts

Kay George Roberts

“My work transcends art, it involves relationships and leadership.”  – Maestra Simone Menezes


This week, stories of women of color who are a the forefront of the classical music scene.  These women are overcoming both racial and gender bias, and their achievements are an example for those who follow, showing that gender and race are not an impediment to success.


“Women of Color – Leaders, Part 4”


Jessie Montgomery:  Break Away (excerpts)
“Strum: Music for Strings”
Azica Records 71302

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

Liuduino Pitombeira: Tango
Simone Menezes, conductor
Camerata Latino Americana
“Suite Contemporânea Brasileira”
Tratore 7899989909274

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

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor, Op. 33
Kalena Bovell, conductor
“Chineke! Orchestra: Coleridge-Taylor”
Decca 4853322




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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