Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Joyce DiDonato: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Watch the celebrated opera star deconstruct old Italian love songs with her signature flair, backed by a crack jazz ensemble.


Bridget Kibbey: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

The irrepressible harpist proves that the instrument can be as tempestuous as a tango, as complex as a Bach fugue and sing as serenely as a church choir.


One Big Breath And A Blazing Guitar: 2019's Best Moments In Music

Thursday, December 26, 2019

NPR Music staffers Marissa Lorusso and Tom Huizenga give out superlatives for the best moments in music this past year, including a single breath of operatic singing and an epic guitar solo.


10 Classical Albums To Usher In The Next Decade

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As a new decade approaches, hear 10 extraordinary classical albums well-equipped to propel the music into the future.


Powerful Lungs And Long-Spun Lines: Cecilia Bartoli Conjures Farinelli

Thursday, November 28, 2019

On her new album, the restless Italian opera star sings virtuoso music composed for Farinelli, the greatest of the baroque castratos.


Igor Levit: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 22, 2019

The insightful pianist offers a Beethoven bonanza, ranging from the mesmerizing pulse of the popular "Moonlight" Sonata to flashes of wry humor and tender beauty.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


NPR Classical

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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


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.