Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep18: Off We Go


“Co-Muser: someone who imagines musical ideas alongside others, musing collaboratively and experimenting with sound in playful ways.” – Liz Dilnot Johnson


Here we are, poised at the cusp, ready to mark the end of 2023 and look forward to the new year.  It’s always a moment that makes me pause, not just in anticipation of the new year, but to consider what makes that transition noteworthy.  After all, in the words of Barry Manilow, “it’s just a night like all the rest.”  But it is a transition.  So let’s step off into 2024 with a peek at some of the music and events we can look forward to celebrating women in classical music.


“Off We Go”

Charlotte Harding:  Luminous, from Bright Lights
Czech Philharmonic Wind Ensemble; Shea Lolin, conductor
Divine Art 21117

Liz Dilnot Johnson:  The Space Between Heaven and Earth
Ronald Woodley, basset horn; Andrew West, piano
Metier 77118

Gemma Peacocke:  Death Wish
Third Coast Percussion
“Between Breaths”
Cedille 900000 224

Libby Larsen:  Viola Sonata (excerpt)
Basil Vendryes, viola; William David, piano
“A Century of American Viola Sonatas”
Toccata 026

Jessie Montgomery:  Rounds
Awadagin Pratt, piano; A Far Cry
New Amsterdam 177-S1




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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