#384 Tina Davidson

Tina Davidson creates music that stands out for its emotional depth and lyricism. She has been acclaimed for her authentic voice, her “vivid ear for harmony and colors” (New York Times) and her works of “transfigured beauty” (OperaNews).

Winner of the prestigious PEW Fellowship, Davidson has been commissioned and performed with performers and ensembles such as Hilary Hahn, Kronos Quartet, Cassatt Quartet, VocalEssence, The Philadelphia Orchestra and National Symphony.

Join co-host Stephen Anthony Rawson and Tina Davidson as they discuss her music and new memoir Let Your Heart Be Broken: Life and Music from a Classical Composer.


Blue Curve of the Earth
Performed by Hilary Hahn and Cory Sythme

Fire on the Mountain (excerpt)
Marimba, vibraphone and piano

Transparent Victims (excerpt)
Soprano/alto saxophone and pre-recorded saxophones

Cassandra Sings (excerpt)
String Quartet

I Hear the Mermaids Singing (excerpt)
Flute, English horn, bassoon and piano

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