Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

Friday, August 24, 2018

The composer, whose music fused many styles with a singular voice, constantly broke new ground. He was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

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Got 'Mambo'? A Playlist For Leonard Bernstein Fanatics And First-Timers

Friday, August 24, 2018

Need to beef up on Leonard Bernstein? Hear the musical polymath's most delightful tunes, from West Side Story classics to surprises from Aretha Franklin, Tom Waits and Selena.

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New Music, New Stories From Century-Old Celluloid

Monday, August 20, 2018

Watch an excerpt from The Unchanging Sea, the latest commingling of filmmaker Bill Morrison's decaying reels of silent film and Michael Gordon's undulating music.

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Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

Friday, August 17, 2018

If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices.

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Yo-Yo Ma: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 17, 2018

Watch the 19-time Grammy winner return to his lifelong passion for J.S. Bach, playing music from the Cello Suites and offering advice on the art of incremental learning.

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Leading Orchestra Fires Conductor After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Widen

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has fired Daniele Gatti after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced in a Washington Post article. The orchestra says more women have come forward since then.

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After Criticism, Philadelphia Orchestra Adds Female Composers To Its New Season

Thursday, August 02, 2018

America's top orchestras are programming little or no music by women. Philadelphia has now included two works by female composers. A month ago it had zero.

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Christian Tetzlaff: Don't Mind Me, I'm Just The Violinist

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The humble German fiddler is in demand around the world. His formidable technique and self-effacing style allow the music to speak volumes.

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The King's Singers: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 23, 2018

The storied vocal ensemble brings close harmony singing to a diverse set list that includes a Beatles tune and a bawdy madrigal from the 1500s.

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What's The Buzz? Insects Have Invaded My Music

Monday, July 16, 2018

Insects have been an inspiration in music for centuries, starring in pieces from "Flight of the Bumblebee" to Mastodon's "March of the Fire Ants."

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From The Top: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 22, 2018

A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there's a bright future for classical music.

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Max Richter's 'Blue Notebooks' Offers Moving Portrait For Elisabeth Moss

Thursday, June 21, 2018

To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks, Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece of music from the 2004 album.

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The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

America's top orchestras are presenting little if any music written by women next season. Why is that?

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Third Coast Percussion: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Watch the Chicago-based ensemble conjure otherworldly sounds from steel pipes, tuned cowbells and a bowl that sings.

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Remembering The Soprano Who Sang Like A Laser Beam

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With a voice of gleaming steel that soared effortlessly above 100-piece orchestras, Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson, who was born 100 years ago, was force of nature.

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Matt Marks, Versatile Composer And Musician, Dies At 38

Monday, May 14, 2018

A founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Marks inspired fellow musicians with his blend of "playfulness and gravity."

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First Listen: Simone Dinnerstein, 'Circles: Piano Concertos by Bach & Glass'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

A world premiere recording of a new piano concerto by Philip Glass sits comfortably beside a Bach classic.

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Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

Friday, April 20, 2018

A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself.

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Vespers Or Vision Quest? Soulful Music For A Violin In Flight

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A video premiere from violinist Olivia De Prato offers ecstatic music by Missy Mazzoli with an enigmatic take, by director James Darrah, on the evening prayer service.

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Robin Olson: Tiny Desk Concert

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Hear the elusive avant-garde pianist debut a new piece, etched in shimmering chords and dark, lamenting octaves.

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