Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep38: Stage and Screen, Part 6


“The story’s surrealism suggested to me a music unmoored from time; the score includes imagined fiddle tunes, Baroque gestures, scrap metal percussion, seven acoustic guitars, eight harmonicas and harpsichord in addition to the chamber ensemble.” – Missy Mazzoli


We’ve come a long way in the last decade, and women are seeing more opportunities and better recognition for their contributions to music for film and stage.  This week, we share just a few of those remarkable talents.


“Stage and Screen, Part 6”

Janine Tesori:  I’m Still Here, from “Kimberly Akimbo”
Original Cast Recording
Ghostlight Records

Janine Tesori:  Blue (excerpts)
Kenneth Kellogg, The Father; Briana Hunter, The Mother;  Aaron Crouch, The Son; Gordon Hawkins; The Reverend
Washington National Opera Orchestra; Roderick Cox, conductor
Original Cast Recording
Pentatone Records

Missy Mazzoli:  Proving Up (excerpts)
Opera Omaha; International Contemporary Ensemble; Richard Rountree, conductor

Hildur Guðnadóttir:  Joker (excerpts)
Original Soundtrack Recording
Water Tower Music

Pinar Toprak:  Captain Marvel (excerpts)
Original Soundtrack Recording
Hollywood-Marvel Music




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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