Feminine Fusion

S5-26: Women of Color: Composers, Part 3

Composer Nkeiru Okoye

Composer Nkeiru Okoye

“It’s surprising to see how well Schoenberg and funk can sit side by side at the symphony.” – Nkeiru Okoye

This episode turns once again to composers of color.  From the UK, to Cuba, to an opera firmly rooted in US history, each of these women brings their unique voice to the music they create.


Women of Color: Composers, Part 3


Shirley J. Thompson:  Random Sequences, from Life Sequences
Electric Voice Theatre
“Minerva Scientifica – The Franklin Effect”
First Hand Records 51

Hannah Kendall:  The Spark Catchers
Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei, conductor
“Spark Catchers”
NMC 250

Eleanor Alberga:  String Quartet No. 2
Ensemble Arcadiana
“Eleanor Alberga: String Quartets 1, 2 & 3”
Navona 6234

Chiquinha Gonzaga:  Gaúcho / Ó Abre Alas
Thaís Nascimento, guitar
“Expressivas – Mulhereres Compositoras para Violão”
Tratore 0732535789098

Nkeiru Okoye:  Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom (excerpts)
Louise Toppin, soprano
Dvorak Symphony Orchestra; Julius Williams, conductor
“Heart on the Wall”
Albany 1314




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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