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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Wednesday, 5-23 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bartok's String Quartet No. 5 and Mozart's Sonata in F, KV 332.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10. 

This Sunday evening, 5-20 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear:

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Kevin Kaska, Robert Beaser's Variations for Flute & Piano, Variations for piano by Martin Amlin and Lior Rosner's Awake & Dream.

Music from the past half-century on Half Past.

This Wednesday (5-16) at noon on Curtis Calls we hear Beethoven's 4th and 6th Piano Sonatas and Henryk Wieniawski's Legende.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10. 

Thursday's (5-17) Noontime Concert from Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare includes J.S. Bach's Cantatas 161 & 173a along with two orchestral suites by Telemann.

This Friday (5-18 at 8 pm) guest conductor Teddy Abrams leads the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in a program including Joan Tower's Made in America and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral.

This Sunday night (5-13) on Half Past we'll hear Paul Chihara's Viola Concerto, Light Refracted by Jennifer Higdon & Draft by George Liderman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past. 

Friday, 5-11 at noon we present a concert from Mélomanie, the Delaware-based Baroque & contemporary ensemble. We'll hear music by Carl Abel, Marin Marais, Johann Quantz, Mark Hagerty, Jean-Baptiste Lully, & Christopher Braddock.

Wednesday (5/9) at noon we'll hear students from the Curtis Institute in Anton Arensky's first piano trio and George Rochberg's Sonata for Viola & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

On Half Past this Sunday  evening (5/6) at 11  we'll hear: Samuel Adler's Harpsichord Sonata, Judgement by Matthew Levy,  Vincent Persichhetti's English Horn Concerto & the Flute Sonata by Lowell Lieberman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.  

Friday's Noontime Concert from the Kaufman Music Center presents Musicians From Ravinia with violinist Miriam Fried in Mendelssohn's String Quintet No. 1 and Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 130.

Thursday (5/3) at noon in a performance by Sinfonietta Nova we'll hear Brahms' First Symphony, Schubert's Overture to Rosamunde, and Young Artists Competition winners in Poem by Charles Griffes and the first movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto.

This Wednesday (5-2) at noon students from the Curtis Institute perform music by Mozart, Tcherepnin, Pujol & Piazzolla.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

This Sunday evening, 4-29 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear Robert Simpson's String Quartet No. 4, Six Pieces d'Audition by Jean-Michel Defaye and the Flute Sonata by Lowell Lieberman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.  

This Friday (4-27) we present Musical Games, a performance from Parthenia viol consort.  The program charts a tour through 300 years of music featuring various incarnations of bowed string instruments, from vielles to viols and violins.

Thursday's (4-26) noon concerto from Cantus Novus includes the choir singing music by Finzi, Gibbons, Whitacre, Dello Joio & more!

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