Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

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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Wild Up, 'Stay On It'

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Los Angeles-based band refurbishes an enigmatic, but entrancing piece by the late Julius Eastman, whose music is enjoying a well-deserved resurgence.

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Third Coast Percussion's borderless music finds inspiration in fleet-footed beats

Friday, May 13, 2022

On a new album, the most accessible so far, the Grammy-winning group reaches out to an EDM wizard, a famous film score composer and Philip Glass.

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ARC Ensemble: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Musicians from Canada's Royal Conservatory in Toronto introduce the spirited and overlooked music of Ukrainian composer Dmitri Klebanov.

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Meet Raven Chacon, the first Native American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

A composer, performer and installation artist from the Navajo Nation, Chacon's winning piece, Voiceless Mass, was composed for chamber orchestra and a specific Milwaukee pipe organ.

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Third Coast Percussion, 'Derivative'

Friday, April 29, 2022

Hear the Chicago-based ensemble lay down a killer groove, composed by electronic music producer Jlin.

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Can classical music really be inclusive? Composer Jessie Montgomery thinks so

Thursday, April 28, 2022

With orchestras clamoring for her work, the rising artist feels a responsibility and opportunity to help reframe classical music and the institutions that present it.

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Roger Eno: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Gentle music from the bucolic English countryside pervades this tranquil Tiny Desk (home) concert by Roger Eno, with a special appearance by his two daughters.

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Jason Vieaux, 'Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1: IV. Presto'

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Classical guitarists can rock out, too. Hear a searing, joyful performance of Bach at its most shred-worthy and satisfying.

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Leif Ove Andsnes: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Friday, April 08, 2022

Hear the award-winning pianist offer two sides of Mozart's genius from inside the composer's own home in Vienna.

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Lavinia Meijer (feat. Iggy Pop), 'Mom & Dad'

Friday, April 01, 2022

A surprising collaboration between Iggy Pop and harpist Lavinia Meijer touches on the love, loss and regret between children and parents.

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Disassembler, 'Dynasty'

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

From a series of texts and downloads, a meditative, electroacoustic oasis of calm emerges.

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