Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist

Friday, July 01, 2016

From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday.


Maya Beiser Spins The Clock Back To Bach

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In a new video, the cellist plays with time and memory, turning back the clock to when she first heard J.S. Bach's music on a scratchy old LP. It remains, she says, a timeless lodestar for her art.


Alessio Bax: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 17, 2016

In time for Father's Day, watch the celebrated pianist play lullabies by Bach and Brahms for his 22-month-old daughter, who nearly steals the show.


An American Opera Impresario Takes His Final Bow

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide. As he retires, he reflects on reviving Scott Joplin and premiering Nixon in China.


Alt.Latino Takes On Classical Composers

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras teams up with NPR classical music maven Tom Huizenga to talk about composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil, delighting host Linda Wertheimer.


Barry Douglas: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 03, 2016

Watch the award-winning Irish pianist play his own arrangements of traditional songs from the homeland, including a haunting rendition of "My Lagan Love."


The Resurrected New York City Opera's Ambitious New Season

Thursday, May 26, 2016

From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.


A Song Of Stability From The Plains Of Estonia

Friday, May 20, 2016

When the young composer Tõnu Kõrvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken.


First Listen: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 'Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Contrasting symphonies by the brilliant but troubled Dmitri Shostakovich get deluxe treatments from conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony.


Yuja Wang Plays Carnegie Hall

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hear one of today's most charismatic pianists perform music with deep psychological — and physical — dimensions by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms.


Lara St. John: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 09, 2016

With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.