Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Kanye West Announces An Opera (Which Isn't As Crazy As It Sounds)

Monday, November 18, 2019

Before any opera purists start wringing their hands, let's remember that the 400-year-old art form has proven itself terrifically adaptable and resilient.

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Caroline Shaw Sings Her Own Song

Thursday, November 07, 2019

What do Gertrude Stein, Billy Joel and Robert Burns have in common? Their words all show up in a new song by Pulitzer-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

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Majestic American Soprano Jessye Norman Dies At 74

Monday, September 30, 2019

The singer crafted a distinctive career that spanned decades and styles. Though a leading figure in her field, Norman's repertoire, fanbase and achievements stretched far beyond the opera house.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra And Musicians End Contentious Contract Dispute

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The battle between management and musicians, which reached a low point with a June lockout by management, ended Monday with the ratification of a new one-year contract.

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Remembering The 'Fast And Furious' Music Of Christopher Rouse

Monday, September 23, 2019

Conductor Marin Alsop and composer Nico Muhly recall their friend and colleague who wrote deeply expressive music.

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Why Is American Classical Music So White?

Friday, September 20, 2019

Early American composers could have shaken off their European sound and mined the rich trove of African American music. They didn't. And one historian believes we're worse off because of it.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra And Musicians Continue To Clash As New Season Approaches

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

After nearly a year, the 103-year-old orchestra's musicians and management are still at odds over a new contract. Its new season is scheduled to begin on Saturday.

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Tragic Fire Sparks Julia Wolfe's Latest Look At American Labor History

Monday, August 26, 2019

On her new album, Fire in My Mouth, the Pulitzer-winning composer documents the tragedy behind New York City's 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

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A Confrontation With Music: Ivo Pogorelich's First Album In 21 Years

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A trio of critics discuss the mercurial pianist's personal take on Beethoven and Rachmaninoff and what it means to color outside the lines in classical music.

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Kian Soltani: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 16, 2019

Watch a young cellist on the rise, offering music of virtuosity, sweet lyricism and a little fire from his Persian roots.

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Moon Tunes: Songs To Celebrate Our Glowing Orb

Thursday, July 18, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, a far-reaching playlist of off-the-beaten-orbit tracks for your space travels.

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Opposites Attract: Two Violin Concertos In The Hands Of A Master

Monday, June 24, 2019

Augustin Hadelich dazzles in an album of odd bedfellows, which pairs Johannes Brahms' romantic war horse with György Ligeti's modernist stunner.

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NPR Classical

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music. Our mantra: Bach, Beethoven, before and beyond.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Musicians As Contract Dispute Continues

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contract and salary negotiations between musicians and management have stalled, leaving BSO players picketing outside their concert hall.

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Pavarotti Documentary Misses All The Right Notes

Friday, June 07, 2019

Ron Howard's new Pavarotti film fails to make us feel much for its subject, and does little to bolster the magical, complicated art called opera.

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First Listen: John Luther Adams, 'Become Desert'

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The composer's musical evocation of the desert is an expansive journey in symphonic stillness, and a sequel to his Pulitzer-winning Become Ocean.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Suddenly Cancels Summer Season

Friday, May 31, 2019

The financially embattled organization surprised its musicians, and its audience, by shortening its season and cutting the players pay and vacation, it announced Thursday.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On May 31

Friday, May 31, 2019

Our list of the best new albums out this week includes Kishi Bashi's moving remembrance of Japanese internment camps during World War II, R&B singer Raveena, solo piano from Eluvium, Skepta and more.

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A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

Monday, May 20, 2019

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Watch what happens when the smoky-voiced jazz singer from Mexico conspires with an adventuresome string quartet for songs steeped in Latin American traditions.

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