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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Third Coast Percussion, 'Derivative'

Friday, April 29, 2022

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Disassembler, 'Dynasty'

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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