Carl Hemmingsen

Program Host

Carl Hemmingsen is program host, and host of Half Past which airs Sundays at 11 pm and Curtis Calls which airs Mondays at 10 pm and Wednesdays at noon.

Carl and his wife Roberta enjoy walking their dog "Brio."  In earlier careers he was a high school math teacher in New Jersey and a budget analyst for the Defense Department in Washington.  He plays violin or viola in chamber music ensembles and community orchestras.

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Thursday's Noon Concert (7/5) from the Lenape Chamber Ensemble includes a string quartet by Mendelssohn, a piano quartet by Chausson and the suite for clarinet, violin and piano from Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale.

Half Past: July 1

Jul 1, 2018

Wednesday's Curtis Calls is preempted for fund raising.  Monday evening's (7-2) program includes music for piano by Prokofiev & Schumann, for solo Flute by CPE Bach and for bassoon & piano by American composer William Davis.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, this week Monday evening only at 10. 

Half Past: June 24

Jun 24, 2018

Thursday's (6-21) Noontime Concert presents the Parker Quartet in Mendelssohn E-flat major Quartet and Van Cliburn Gold Medal pianist Yekwon Sunwoo in music by Beethoven, Strauss and Rachmaninoff from last year's Steamboat Springs Strings Music Festival.  On Friday from the festival, we'll hear music by Beethoven, Piazolla, Pärt & Chopin.

Wednesday, 6-20 at noon we'll hear music from the graduation recital of violist En-Chi Cheng: Elegie, op. 44 by Alexander Glazunov, Bach's Partita in d minor BWV 1004 as transcribed for viola and the Viola Sonata by Mikhail Glinka.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10. 

Sunday evening (6-17) at 11 we'll hear Johan Kvandal's Wind Quintet, the University of Miami Chorale in Sleep by Eric Whitacre and the 10th Symphony by Alexander Moyzes.  Music from the past half-century or so.

Wednesday (6-13) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear harpist Abigail Kent in solo works by Bach, Farkas, Fauré, Godefried, Hindemith and Scarlatti and with fellow Curtis students in pieces by Debussy and Ravel.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Thursday's (6-14) Noontime Concert from NJ Master Chorale includes Mozart's Gand Mass in c minor, KV 427 and the Andante con Moto from Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, "Reformation."

Sunday evening (6-10) at 11 we'll hear Images of Mogador by James Hartway,  Lee McQuillan's Concerto for Alto Sax and the Piano Quintet by Rachel Matthews.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past. 

Thursday's (6-7) Noontime Concert by the Princeton Chapel Choir & Orchestra includes Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus and Joseph Haydn's Mass for Troubled Times.  Penna Rose conducts.

This Wednesday, 6-6 at noon we'll hear Curtis students in Poulenc's Sonata for Violin & Piano, a waltz by Augustin Barrios & Davidsbundlertanze by Robert Schumann.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10. 

Sunday, 6-3 at 11 PM on Half Past we'll hear the Violin Concerto by James Yannatos, songs by Leo Smit and David Baker's Trombone Concerto.  Music from the past half-century. 

Curtis Calls will be pre-empted this Wednesday at noon. To hear music by Mozart, Schumann and Curtis graduate Emily Cooley from Abigail Fayette's graduation recital listen Monday evening, 6/4 at 10. 

Sunday (5-27) evening at 11 on Half Past we'll hear the 2nd Symphony by Philip Glass and Eric Ewazen's Ballade for clarinet, harp & string orchestra.  Music from the past half-century.  

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