Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

The unplanned, unstoppable career of composer Tania León

Friday, December 02, 2022

Failure was not an option when Léon arrived in New York, a determined 24-year-old pianist from Cuba. At nearly 80, she says some things haven't changed.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Watch the rising young cellist transform a Bob Marley classic, explore brand new preludes and unspool a weepy Welsh ballad.

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Evgueni Galperine, 'Loplop im Wald'

Thursday, November 03, 2022

If you could hire a composer to score your dreams, Evgueni Galperine just might be your man.

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The Crossing: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 24, 2022

Hear what's been called "America's most astonishing choir" sing brand new music by Shara Nova that looks at how we handle difficult emotions.

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A Far Cry & Shara Nova, 'We are as paper'

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Hear vocalist and composer Shara Nova in a mesmerizing moment from a new song cycle, The Blue Hour, written by five celebrated women.

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Our biggest orchestras are finally playing more music by women. What took so long?

Monday, October 17, 2022

As the new concert season gets underway, composers and orchestra administrators say they are feeling a shift in whose music gets heard.

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Steve Reich, 'Runner'

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

New to the music of Steve Reich? His latest recording, featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, may be his most approachable.

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Julia Bullock, 'One by One'

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Hear the acclaimed classical singer put an exquisite twist on a deep cut from the troubled singer-songwriter Connie Converse.

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Big risks and adventurous friends: How composer Julia Wolfe became a renegade

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Pulitzer-winning, MacArthur "genius" co-founder of Bang on a Can looks for the grit in music, whether she's writing a string quartet or one of her history-based oratorios.

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Randall Goosby: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

The young rising violin star not only makes his instrument sing, he offers music by composers of color.

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Sean Shibe, a shape-shifting artist, redefines the idea of a classical guitarist

Monday, August 29, 2022

The Scottish guitarist defies expectations, ditching his traditional nylon-strung instrument for a Fender Stratocaster to play a startling range of music – from Meredith Monk to Chick Corea.

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Attacca Quartet / Caroline Shaw, 'First Essay (Nimrod)'

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The versatile Attacca Quartet offers a funhouse of musical trap doors in a piece by the Pulitzer-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

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Johnny Gandelsman, 'O'

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Hear one of the intrepid violinist's 22 commissioned works, focusing on the harrowing year that was 2020.

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Kaija Saariaho, a composer with ears wide open

Thursday, July 21, 2022

From sexist professors and low self-esteem to worldwide acclaim, the Finnish composer talks about her path to success and her relentless pursuit of sound.

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Mivos Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Mivos Quartet offers a new, colorful piece by Henry Threadgill and music by Robert Honstein inspired by the shimmering light at the Arctic Circle.

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Remembering Richard Taruskin, a writer who made you care about 1,000 years of music

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Hear the towering – and polarizing – author in conversation about his 4,000-page book, The Oxford History of Western Music.

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Essential Voices USA: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 01, 2022

Watch a world premiere performance of choral songs built on texts from important Washington women, from Kamala Harris and Condoleezza Rice to Eleanor Roosevelt, Elena Kagan and Abigail Adams.

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Hatis Noit, 'Aura'

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

With only her voice as an instrument, the Japanese singer conjures a world of sound and color, with operatic élan.

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'Requiem for the Enslaved' holds a major university's truths up to the light

Friday, June 17, 2022

Georgetown University owes its survival to slavery. A new album by Carlos Simon, an assistant professor at the school, unflinchingly confronts that legacy.

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David Lang, 'again (after ecclesiastes)'

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In music of translucent constancy, the Pulitzer-winning composer finds philosophical questions — and comfort — in the Old Testament.

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