Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

2024 Grammy Nominations: A guide to the best, worst and most surprising nominees

Friday, November 10, 2023

Themes emerge quickly when you dig into the nominations for the 66th Grammy Awards. The major categories are dominated by women and seemingly up for grabs; elsewhere, progress is not always so clear.


A disciplined plea for peace – and quiet – from composer Arvo Pärt

Friday, November 10, 2023

A new album of music by the 88-year-old Estonian mystic seems to put an arm around you and whisper, "In troubled times, music can help."


Emerson String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 06, 2023

In one of its very final performances ever, the durable and beloved string quartet says farewell with music by Beethoven, Walker and Ravel.


Conrad Tao and Caleb Teicher: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 03, 2023

In our very first tap dancing Tiny Desk, the artists created an experience so unexpectedly fresh and suffused with joy, it moved some to tears and others to cheer for more.


In Angélica Negrón's music, childlike wonder meets the pull of Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 12, 2023

The Brooklyn-based composer talks about the artistic powers of her island homeland, writing scores for America's top orchestras and making music with plants.


Víkingur Ólafsson, 'Variation No. 1 (Goldberg Variations)'

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The young Icelandic pianist, once equated with Glenn Gould, exceeds the comparison in music by Bach that is played with transparent, lyrical joy.


Anne Akiko Meyers: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, September 07, 2023

The thoughtful violinist makes a set of contemplative music, including a piece by Philip Glass, sing sweetly on her $16 million instrument.


After 12 years, pianist Awadagin Pratt rediscovers his sweet spot

Friday, August 25, 2023

Absent from the recording studio for more than a decade, the restless musician has commissioned six composers for his new album.


Sarah Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 18, 2023

The intrepid champion of new music turns her attention to female composers, offering a sampler of works by women across four centuries, including a favorite of Louis XIV and an Ethiopian nun.


Composer Joan Tower is finally going easy on herself

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

With plenty of humor, the octogenarian talks about her far-reaching career — including why she fled the modernist school of composers — and some mysterious visitations from her dead heroes.


Hilary Hahn, 'Sonata No. 3, Ballade'

Friday, July 14, 2023

The intrepid violinist undertakes some of the most challenging solo violin music, marking the centenary of its creation by composer Eugéne Ysaÿe.


Alice Sara Ott: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 14, 2023

The widely acclaimed pianist serves up nearly 200-year-old music by Chopin mixed with a contemporary work that looks back in time.


Dvorak's beloved 'New World' symphony was an anthem to what American music could be

Friday, July 07, 2023

Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" is an anthem to American roots. It was written by a foreigner and required white classical musicians to respect Black spirituals and Native American music.


From soil to stars, the new Aizuri Quartet album offers a space to think

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The band's sophomore album, Earthdrawn Skies, connects the dots in wildly diverse music spanning eight centuries.


Wild Up: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 26, 2023

The 14-piece Los Angeles-based ensemble's performance of music by Julius Eastman is nothing less than an exuberant house party unto itself.


Jeremy Dutcher, 'Ancestors Too Young'

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Hear the outstanding vocalist, songwriter and activist in a supercharged performance that spotlights a crisis for Indigenous kids.


On a new Sigur Rós album, warmth and light push through the darkness

Thursday, June 15, 2023

ÁTTA, the band's first album in 10 years, sports an orchestra of strings, high-flying vocalism and its signature bittersweet melodies.


Kaija Saariaho, the composer who explored color and light, has died at age 70

Friday, June 02, 2023

Saariaho, who battled a male-dominated educational system in her native Finland, forged a strong and singular voice in contemporary music.


Structural integrity: Anna Thorvaldsdottir's rigorous, regenerative music

Monday, May 15, 2023

The Icelandic composer talks about the creative forces behind her distinctive music, her presence in the movie Tár and the "dome of energy" that fuels her country's artistic productivity.


Thomas Adès, 'Paolo and Francesca — the endless whirlwind'

Friday, April 21, 2023

Hear an excerpt from the most fantastical and kaleidoscopic orchestral works of our time.