Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Anna Netrebko's Mournful 'Mamma Morta'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Opera geeks always surge with excitement when a favorite singer releases a new album. Hear a heart-rending sneak preview from Verismo, from the acclaimed Russian soprano.


Killing Me Sharply With Her Song: The Improbable Story Of Florence Foster Jenkins

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Manhattan socialite, who sold out Carnegie Hall in 1944 despite having a very dodgy voice, inspired a new movie starring Meryl Streep — and aided generations of actual singers.


The Jayhawks: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 08, 2016

The beloved band displays its signature country-tinged rock and close harmonies in four stripped-down songs from its newest album, Paging Mr. Proust.


Let The Games Begin: A Playlist For Rio

Friday, August 05, 2016

As the Summer Olympics start, celebrate the glories of Brazilian music — from bossa nova to the rollicking Northeastern forró of Luiz Gonzaga and the classical mixology of Villa-Lobos.


Rachel Barton Pine: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 05, 2016

Watch the genial violinist commune with nearly 300-year-old music by J.S. Bach, played on an instrument built during the composer's heyday.


Songs We Love: Lubomyr Melnyk, 'sunset'

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Ukrainian pianist's torrent of notes can sweep one away, like stepping into the current of a fast-flowing river.


Eclectic Finnish Composer Einojuhani Rautavaara Dies At 87

Thursday, July 28, 2016

"To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic," said the open-minded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades.


Song For A Pony And A Blue-Eyed Girl

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Henryk Górecki's rather simple arrangement of a folk song from the Kurpie region of northeast Poland holds power beyond its purpose.


These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist

Friday, July 01, 2016

From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday.


Maya Beiser Spins The Clock Back To Bach

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In a new video, the cellist plays with time and memory, turning back the clock to when she first heard J.S. Bach's music on a scratchy old LP. It remains, she says, a timeless lodestar for her art.


Alessio Bax: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 17, 2016

In time for Father's Day, watch the celebrated pianist play lullabies by Bach and Brahms for his 22-month-old daughter, who nearly steals the show.


An American Opera Impresario Takes His Final Bow

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide. As he retires, he reflects on reviving Scott Joplin and premiering Nixon in China.


Alt.Latino Takes On Classical Composers

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras teams up with NPR classical music maven Tom Huizenga to talk about composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil, delighting host Linda Wertheimer.


Barry Douglas: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 03, 2016

Watch the award-winning Irish pianist play his own arrangements of traditional songs from the homeland, including a haunting rendition of "My Lagan Love."


The Resurrected New York City Opera's Ambitious New Season

Thursday, May 26, 2016

From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.


A Song Of Stability From The Plains Of Estonia

Friday, May 20, 2016

When the young composer Tõnu Kõrvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken.


First Listen: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 'Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Contrasting symphonies by the brilliant but troubled Dmitri Shostakovich get deluxe treatments from conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony.


Yuja Wang Plays Carnegie Hall

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hear one of today's most charismatic pianists perform music with deep psychological — and physical — dimensions by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms.


Lara St. John: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 09, 2016

With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.


Eighth Blackbird: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 02, 2016

Watch the Grammy-winning Chicago sextet perform new music by David Lang, Bryce Dessner and Robert Honstein.