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.

Ways to Connect

Half Past: Oct. 25

Oct 25, 2020

Half Past: Oct. 18

Oct 18, 2020

Half Past: Oct. 11

Oct 11, 2020

Half Past: Oct. 4

Oct 4, 2020

Half Past: Sept. 27

Sep 27, 2020

Half Past: Sept. 20

Sep 20, 2020

Half Past: Sept. 13

Sep 13, 2020

Half Past: Aug. 30

Aug 30, 2020

Half Past: Aug. 23

Aug 23, 2020

Half Past: July 12

Jul 12, 2020

Half Past: July 5

Jul 5, 2020

Half Past: June 28

Jun 28, 2020

Half Past: July 26

Jun 26, 2020

Half Past: June 14

Jun 23, 2020

Half Past: June 21

Jun 21, 2020

Half Past: June 7

Jun 7, 2020

On Wednesday, 3-18 at noon we'll hear the Sonata No. 1 for violin solo by Bach, Poème by Ernest Chausson, and piano pieces by Debussy and Chopin.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10:00.

Thursday's (3-12) concert from Concerts on the Slope features music for winds: Weber's Adagio & Rondo, Mozart's Serenade, K. 375 and the Sextet, op. 71 by Beethoven.

Sunday (3_15) evening at 11:00 on Half Past we'll hear the Cello Concerto by Miguel del Aguila and the the Symphony No. 1 by Christopher Theofanidis.  Music composed in the past half-century on Half Past.

Wednesday, 3-11 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear music for guitar by Regondi, Albéniz, Falla & Roberto Gerhard, for harp by Smetana and for cell and piano by Gabriel Fauré.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10:00.

Sunday evening at 11:00 (3-8) on Half Past we'll hear Concerto for 3 Trombones by Eric Ewazen, an excerpt from Rodion Shchedrin's Anna Karenina and the Clarinet Concerto by Daniel Wolff.  Music composed in the past half-century on Half Past.

Wednesday, 3-4  at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear cellist Oliver Herbert and pianist Xiahui Yang in music by Saint-Saens, Haydn & Beethoven.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10:00.

Sunday evening, 3-1 at 11:00 on Half Past we'll hear John Adams' Phrygian Gates, Sanctum by Adolphus Hailstork and Malcolm Arnold's Philharmonic Concerto. Music from the past half-century on Half Past. 

On Friday's Noon Concert (2-28) Matthew Robertson leads The Thirteen in Claudio Monteverdi's Lost Vespers (1641).

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