Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Hold Up! Renée Fleming Is Not Retiring From Opera

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Despite a misleading article, the beloved soprano makes it clear that she's nowhere near ready to give up the opera stage.


What's Composer Max Richter Listening To? Pretty Much Everything

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The genre-busting composer, who believes in classical music's "multi-dimensional space," brings a strikingly diverse playlist with him for a relaxed session of spinning tunes and talking music.


Confronting Anti-Semitism In Russia, In Words And Then Music

Monday, April 03, 2017

After the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko on April 1, we revisit a 2000 feature about his most famous work, 'Babi Yar,' and the collaboration it inspired with composer Dmitri Shostakovich.


In 'Childhood's Retreat,' A Boy Climbs A Tree To View The Man He's Become

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The collaborative spirit of Black Mountain College — once home to the likes of John Cage and Willem de Kooning — lives on in a theatrical song cycle performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.


First Listen: Hauschka, 'What If'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The pianist creates a singular electronic language rooted in the past but reaching to the future.


First Listen: The Knights, 'Azul'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

One of the finest, most ravishing, cello concertos so far this century, written for and performed by Yo-Yo Ma, finally receives its debut recording.


On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Piotr Anderszewski is one of the most revered pianists today, and one of the most delightfully unpredictable. His new album links composers with a direct line from brainstorm to masterpiece.


In Pursuit Of A More Diverse Night At The Opera

Monday, March 06, 2017

How do you attract a more diverse audience at the opera? One answer is to produce operas with characters that look more like the general citizenry.


Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

Friday, February 24, 2017

Riffing off a Baroque cantata, the Pulitzer-winner creates a beautiful and luminous musical balm.


Leontyne Price At 90: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sherrill Milnes calls it "an avalanche of sound." Jessye Norman says it's "a cloud filled with silver." Singers and critics talk about the amazing voice of Leontyne Price on her 90th birthday.


Take A Deep Dive Into yMusic's Video For The Buoyant 'Sunset Boulevard'

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Falling fast, jumping high and one stratospheric sky dive, are all themes explored in a new stop-motion animated video from the ensemble, yMusic.


How Laurie Anderson And Philip Glass Were About To Change The World

Friday, January 27, 2017

The performance artist reflects on Philip Glass' generous spirit, his perpetually fresh ideas and the grand experiments hatched in the lofts of SoHo in the '70s.


Why Bruckner Matters: A Listener's Guide With Daniel Barenboim

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Need to brush up on your Bruckner? Or discover his symphonies for the first time? Let conductor Daniel Barenboim guide you through all nine symphonies in this audio primer.


Georges Prêtre, A Conductor With A 70-Year Career, Dies At 92

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The veteran musician specialized in French repertoire and collaborated with some of the world's most famous opera singers, including Maria Callas.


Songs We Love: Naqsh Duo, 'Parlando'

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Borrowing from Persian music and American jazz, two Iranian women come together to create a singular sound.


Tinsel Tunes: A Classical Holiday Playlist

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hear a slightly off-kilter collection of beloved carols, Hanukkah favorites and works by Prokofiev, Mahler and Thomas Adès.


A Year Of Listening Desperately: 10 Classical Albums That Saved 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The contentious presidential election colored the listening habits of NPR's classical producer.


Andrew Norman Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music

Monday, November 28, 2016

The young California composer's expansive, boisterous Play pushes the orchestra to its limits in music both chaotic and serene.


Attacca Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 18, 2016

Watch the resourceful young string quartet navigate its way through smoke rings, alligators at Macy's, and the stormy fluctuations of the 18th century.


Mr. Noseda Goes To Washington: The Capital's Orchestra Gets A New Leader

Friday, November 11, 2016

Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda discusses his hopes for the National Symphony Orchestra, his idea of the conductor as Formula One driver, and his love of the rock band Queen.