Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


First Listen: Clarice Jensen, 'For This From That Will Be Filled'

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The cellist makes meditative, sometimes disorienting music with pedals, loops, sine tones and an expansive imagination.


José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan Who Envisioned Musical Education For All, Dead At 78

Monday, March 26, 2018

Abreu began El Sistema in Venezuela in 1975 with fewer than a dozen students — 40 years later, his system has been used throughout the world to unite children through musical education.


Songs We Love: Debussy, 'La Plus Que Lente'

Friday, March 23, 2018

Marking the 100th anniversary of the visionary composer's death, hear Debussy play his own music on a 1913 piano roll.


The Pianist Who First Climbed Beethoven's Mount Everest

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. The cycle, made in the 1930s, has just been entered into the Library of Congress.