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

Wednesday (10-18) on Curtis Calls we'll hear music of Schumann, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Faure in the graduation recital of cellist Timotheos Petrin.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

This Monday (10-16, 1 PM) on Bach at One we'll hear W.F. Bach's Symphony in Fm Fk 67 "Dissonante" and the church cantata, BWV 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir."

Sunday (10-15) at 11PM  we'll hear the New Philharmonia Orchestra in William Mathias' "Vistas," Steven Mackey's "Ground Swell" for viola & chamber orchestra, "Fragment IV" for solo viola by Eliot Carter and "Summer" by Otto Ketting.  Music from the past half century on Half Past.

In Friday's (10-13) Noontime Concert we'll the Lenape Chamber Ensemble in Mendelssohn's String Quartet, op. 44, no. 1, Stravinsky's Suite from "L'histoire du soldat" and the piano quartet in A major by Chausson.

Wednesday's (10-12) Noontime Concert from the Thirteen Choir is a program titled "Reincarnations."  We'll hear music by Orlande de Lassus, Samuel Barber, Michael Tippett, Tarik O'Regan, Ted Hearne & Thomas Tallis.  Matthew Robertson directs.

This Wednesday (10-11 at noon) we hear students from the Curtis Insitute of Music perform a Bartok string quartet, solo oboe music by Telemann, a concert piece for trumpet & piano by Vassily Brandt and "Toward the Sea" for guitar and flute by Toru Takemitsu.  Curtis Calls, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Monday (10-9) on Bach at One we'll hear Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in Cantata 11, "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen" ("Praise God in his realms") and Cantata 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" ("God's time is the best of all times")

On  Curtis Calls, pianist Bolai Cao plays Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8 and the Brahms Trio in a minor, op. 114 is performed by Tianyi Shen, clarinet, Sang-Eun Lee, cell0 and Tianxu An, piano.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

Thursday's (10/5) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra includes J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, a Concerto in G by Johann Friedrich Fasch and Telemann's Concerto in F, TWV 54:F1.

Join us Friday at noon (10-6) for a performance by Quatuor Ebene from the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayatte College.  We'll hear string quartets by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel.

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