Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Lara Downes: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Watch the pianist reimagine old spirituals and songs of freedom that continue to resonate in new ways.


Our Daily Breather: Steve Reich Composes During The Coronavirus Crisis

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Steve Reich tells NPR Music about his new composition.


C.P.E. Bach: Mercurial Diversions For Uncertain Times

Monday, May 11, 2020

In a new album of keyboard concertos, hear how J.S. Bach's son charted his own startling and original path in music that sparkles with unpredictability


Augustin Hadelich: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 11, 2020

Grammy-winning fiddler Augustin Hadelich brings one of the finest violins in the world to the Tiny Desk.


Mahan Esfahani: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 27, 2020

The harpsichord is alive and well. Watch Mahan Esfahani give the first solo harpsichord recital at the Tiny Desk, playing music that spans over 250 years.


Lang Lang: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Friday, April 17, 2020

Watch the superstar pianist at home in Shanghai, China, play a soothing Chopin Nocturne and Bach you can dance to.


When Pandemics Arise, Composers Carry On

Monday, April 13, 2020

Plagues and epidemics are ages-old phenomena. They've triggered both fear and inspiration. NPR's Tom Huizenga surveys musical responses from composers over the centuries.


Krzysztof Penderecki, Boundary-Breaking Polish Composer, Dies At 86

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Known early on for his avant-garde works, the composer's challenging music nevertheless found fans far beyond traditional classical music circles.


Conversation Between The Keys: Víkingur Ólafsson Meets Debussy And Rameau

Friday, March 27, 2020

On his new album, the rising pianist once called "Iceland's Glenn Gould" offers a dialogue between two radical French composers born nearly 200 years apart.


Our Daily Breather: Tom Huizenga On Víkingur Ólafsson's Restorative Rameau

Friday, March 20, 2020

In a time of striving to keep ourselves and our environments pathogen-free, Our Daily Breather seeks guidance on the health of the psyche. Tom Huizenga has been turning to a calming piano performance.


In The Shadow Of 'The Planets' Lies Gustav Holst's Sweet Little Suite

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The English composer's supernova hit continues to obscure his jaunty, folk inflected St. Paul's Suite.


Kirill Gerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Watch the award-winning pianist play a hit by Chopin, a premiere by Thomas Adès and a cherished song by Gershwin dressed in a virtuosic arrangement.


Plácido Domingo And London's Royal Opera House Announce 'Mutual' Cancellations

Friday, March 06, 2020

The star singer, who has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, will not be singing in a production of Verdi's Don Carlo this summer.


A New Piano Concerto For The People

Friday, February 28, 2020

Thomas Adès' Concerto for Piano and Orchestra riffs on the old classics while speaking in the distinctive voice of a 21st century master composer.


Remembering Peter Serkin, The Searching Pianist

Monday, February 03, 2020

A thoughtful musician from a distinguished family, Serkin interpreted the classics and expanded the repertoire by commissioning new works.


Opera For Newbies: Busting Myths And Belting High Notes

Sunday, January 26, 2020

A listener's guide for the opera-curious includes a little history, a little trash-talk and some gorgeous singing.


Max Richter: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The eclectic composer joins members of the ACME ensemble for some of his most affecting music, which moves the audience to tears.


Underground Railroad: A Conductor And Passengers Documented In Music

Monday, January 20, 2020

When it comes to the Underground Railroad, everyone knows Harriet Tubman. But a new oratorio sheds light on a different, key figure named William Still.


Joyce DiDonato: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Watch the celebrated opera star deconstruct old Italian love songs with her signature flair, backed by a crack jazz ensemble.


Bridget Kibbey: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

The irrepressible harpist proves that the instrument can be as tempestuous as a tango, as complex as a Bach fugue and sing as serenely as a church choir.