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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This Sunday, 4-22, at 11 we'll hear a trio by Robert Ward: Echoes of America, Leonardo Balada's Folk Dreams and a piano sonata by Martin Amlin.  Music composed in the past half-century on Half Past, Sundays at 11 PM. 

This Friday, 4-20 in the noon concert we'll hear members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra in music by J.S. Bach,  Ives, Beethoven, David Wolfson, Terry Riley, and Shostakovich.

Wednesday, 4-18 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear soprano Ashley Marie Robillard, baritone Dennis Chmelinsky & faculty member Michael Eliasen on piano in selections from Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

This Sunday evening, 4-15 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear John Adams' My Father Knew Charles Ives, The Seven Deadly Sins by Mischa Zupko and David Sanford's Seventh Avenue Kaddish.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past. 

This Friday's (4/13) Noontime Concert fromt the Dryden Ensemble includes 3 cantatas by J.S. Bach: "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit," "Ich bin ein guter Hirt," & "Warum betruebst di dich, mein Herz?"

Thursday's (4/12) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn features the Merz Trio in Beethoven's Piano Trio in G, op. 1, no. 2, Schubert's Notturno in E-flat & Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2

This Wednesday, 4-11, at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear pianist Ying Li with the Fantasy Pieces op, 12 by robert Schumann and pianist Bolai Cao in Haydn's 58th Sonata.  Abigail Kent plays harp in Andrew Hsu's dahlianum and Evan LeRoy Johnson sings 3 lieder by Schubert.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Sunday evening (4-8) on Half Past we'll hear Shostakovich's symphonic poem "October," the Magnificat by Arvo Part, selections from "Canciones del Lorca" by William Bolcom and "String Poetic" by Jennifer Higdon.  Music from the past century or so on Half Past. 

Thursday's (4-5) Noontime Concert from the Network for New Music features Paul Schuette's "The Navigator" and the String Trio by Mario Davidovsky.

This Wednesday, 4-4 at noon  on Curtis Calls from the graduation recital of Slavko Popovic we air music by Messager, Poulenc, Schubert & Weber.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

On Sunday evening (4-1) at 11 we'll hear music by Augusta Read Thomas, Kenji Bunch, Ned Rorem & Leo Brouwer on Half Past, music from the past half-century. 

This week on Thursday, 3-29 & Friday, 3-30 we present noontime concerts from the Lenape Chamber Ensemble.  On Thursday we'll hear Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 18, no. 5, Grieg's 2nd Violin Sonata & Brahms Piano Trio in C.  On Friday in a Baroque program it's music by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Forqueray, Couperin & Vivaldi.

This Wednesday(3-28) on Curtis calls we present Kaija Saariaho's "Cloud Trio" & Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Sunday evening, 3/25 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida in Lou Harrison's "Grand Duo."  Also on the program: David Gompper's "Flip" performed by the Royal Philharmonic and "Black Topaz" for clarinet, flute, piano, percussion, trombone & trumpet by Joan Tower. 

Friday's (3/23) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope features flutist Linda Chesis and a flock of her students at the Manhattan School of Music with pianist Hyungjun Kim.  We'll hear music by Schickle, Boismortier, Faure, Griffes, Poulenc, John Luther Adams, Messiaen & Ary van Leeuwen.

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