Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

The Met Opera's Live Streaming Series Sticks To Old Trappings

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

While a valiant endeavor, the Metropolitan Opera's new series of steaming concerts can't seem to shake off opera's fusty, aristocratic traditions.


Leon Fleisher, The Pianist Who Reinvented Himself, Dies At 92

Sunday, August 02, 2020

The beloved pianist was a young lion of his generation until a hand injury forced him to rethink his relationship to music.


Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson's 'Negro Folk Symphony'

Friday, June 26, 2020

Broadcast nationwide in 1934 and praised by listeners and critics alike, a masterful symphony soon fell silent. A new recording hopes to help revive an American treasure.


Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice

Thursday, June 04, 2020

With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a solemn protest of police violence.


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.