Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

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.


George Li's 'Sensible Route' To Piano Prominence

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The young musician, whose career has begun to fully blossom, charts his own course, with successful stops at the Tchaikovsky Competition and Harvard University.


Vintage Nordic Folk Tunes, With Strings Attached

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Members of the Danish String Quartet carry on Scandinavian folk traditions by refurbishing old songs and writing a few new ones of their own.


The Gould That Didn't Glitter: New Box Set Of 'Goldberg Variations' Outtakes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

In 1955, a little known Canadian pianist recorded the Goldberg Variations. The album launched Glenn Gould's career and popularized Bach's music. Now the complete recording sessions have been issued.


Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The director's innovative production of Hopscotch, which unfolds across the city of Los Angeles, deploys over 125 performers, six composers and a fleet of limousines.


Jonas Kaufmann: A Tenor At The Top

Thursday, September 28, 2017

As the superstar tenor's voice grows deeper and darker with age, he's still able to float notes of pillowy softness on his new album devoted to French opera.


Turn It Down: Morton Feldman's Silent Revolution

Monday, September 04, 2017

If you've never heard For Bunita Marcus, pianist Marc-André Hamelin predicts it'll be either the most aggravating thing you've ever heard, or the best migraine medicine you've ever had.


Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.


Songs We Love: From The Mouth Of The Sun, 'Light Blooms In Hollow Space'

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Light Blooms In Hollow Space" isn't overly complicated — no need to overthink the quiet power of a musically evocative space and the heart-melting melody that overtakes it.


300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

Monday, July 17, 2017

Three hundred years ago, England's embattled King George I decided to divert public attention from the country's woes with a big musical party on the River Thames.