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Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Eighth Blackbird: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 02, 2016

Watch the Grammy-winning Chicago sextet perform new music by David Lang, Bryce Dessner and Robert Honstein.

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A Symphonic 'Revolution' From Alarm Will Sound

Monday, May 02, 2016

The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.

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Yehudi Menuhin's Potent Blend Of Music, Humanism And Politics

Friday, April 22, 2016

With a career that began at age 7, the violinist became one of the 20th century's most beloved musicians and so much more than a virtuoso.

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The 'Leningrad' Symphony At Carnegie Hall

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dmitri Shostakovich's powerful Seventh Symphony was written during the devastating World War II siege of Leningrad. Hear Mariss Jansons lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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'Behold': Moondog With A French Twist

Friday, April 08, 2016

A pair of French new music ensembles lovingly recreates songs by the iconoclastic New York street composer and poet who called himself Moondog.

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Is Battle Fatigue Over? The Met Rehires A Banned Soprano

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

After 22 years away from the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle will return for a November concert of spirituals.

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Ane Brun: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Norwegian singer-songwriter isn't afraid to face her demons. Watch Brun play three new songs, each of which speaks to newfound freedom and fresh opportunities.

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LA Philharmonic's 'Common Man' For Colbert

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel and members of the orchestra appeared in late night with inspiring music for a contentious campaign season.

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British Composer Peter Maxwell Davies Dies At 81

Monday, March 14, 2016

From expressionistic early pieces to picturesque later music inspired by his remote island home, the celebrated musician left a broad, vibrant body of work.

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Harpsichord Maneuvers In Disguise

Monday, March 14, 2016

In this animated video, pianist Michael Mizrahi channels the old Baroque harpsichord in new music written for him by Troy Herion.

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ORA's Contemporary Twist On A 16th-Century Mass

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Founded in 2014, this vibrant, new choral group juxtaposes William Byrd's Renaissance classic with newly commissioned inspirations.

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Budapest Festival Orchestra Plays Carnegie Hall

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer has strong opinions about his homeland, from its music to its politics.

On the musical side, he routinely makes a strong case for his compatriots. In Fischer's eight previous visits to Carnegie Hall, dating back to 1998, he has spotlighted pieces by

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Singing For Life In A Crypt In Harlem

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee is known for portraying kings and princes. But lately he's been thinking about real people: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, to name a few.

He's been thinking about the Black Lives Matter movement and an old spiritual called "There's a ...

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A Fearless Soprano's Case For Contemporary Music

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Squeamish about contemporary classical music? Meet Barbara Hannigan. With more than 80 world premieres to her credit, she has a knack for making modern music sound effortless and approachable. The intrepid soprano is unafraid to outfit herself as a dominatrix or a schoolgirl while singing, conducting and acting — all ...

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Songs We Love: Nicholas McCarthy, 'The Man I Love'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right hand. Pursuing the piano would not exactly appear to be the most intuitive career choice. And yet that is exactly what the 26-year-old British pianist has done. His debut album, Solo, will be released next week.

McCarthy's "Aha!" piano moment came relatively late, ...

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First Listen: Daniel Wohl, 'Holographic'

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Daniel Wohl is a gifted alchemist in sound. His new album, Holographic, seems like the product of some wild-eyed professor mixing up aural compounds in a laboratory. The vast catalog of sounds Wohl has crafted mesmerizes. In Holographic he has created an arresting space where electronics and acoustic instruments commingle ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Brings Vienna To Carnegie Hall

Friday, January 15, 2016

It was the day before Thanksgiving in 1902 when the Philadelphia Orchestra made its debut at Carnegie Hall. Music by Tchaikovsky was on the program and on the podium was Fritz Scheel, the first leader of an orchestra founded just two years before.

Since then, the Philadelphians have paid dozens ...

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First Listen: Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 4, 'Tansman Episodes'

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Remember Polish composer Henryk Górecki's Third Symphony, the one called "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?" Its slowly churning melodies, soaring soprano lines and texts from prayers scrawled on Gestapo cell walls became an improbable hit in 1992 when a recording with soprano Dawn Upshaw, conductor David Zinman and the ...

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Songs We Love: Daniel Wohl, 'Source'

Friday, January 08, 2016

The title of Daniel Wohl's "Source" is something of a play on words. The actual sources of his captivating array of sounds are not completely clear. But it doesn't really matter. Just let the meticulously crafted, slightly surreal music from the Paris-born, Los Angeles-based composer soak in.

With its ...

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Classical Music In 2015: The Year In Review

Monday, January 04, 2016

Although 2015 produced arguably fewer big headlines in classical music than its predecessors, there were still surprising stories. The Minnesota Orchestra played Havana, Alan Gilbert announced his departure from the New York Philharmonic and pianist Valentina Lisitsa's politically volatile tweets boiled up a lot of hot ...

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