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

This Sunday (6/25) on Half Past we'll hear a trombone concerto by Salvador Brotons and a clarinet concerto by Francis Fairman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past, Sundays at 11PM.

From last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival we'll hear pianist Ilya Itin in music of Claude Debussy in Thursday's Noontime Concert on June 22rd.

This Sunday (6/18) at 11 PM you'll hear Jack Gallagher's "Quiet Reflections," Roy Harris' 11th Symphony and "Night Fantasies" for piano by Elliott Carter.

This week's (6/21 & 6/26) Curtis Calls is a vocal recital with faculty member Michael Eliasen accompanying soprano Emily Pogorelc in "Drei Lieder der Ophelia" by Richard Strauss, mezzo Sophia Fiuza Hunt in "Tre Ariette" by Vincenzo Belini and bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian in "Songs of Travel" by Ralph Vaughn-Williams.  Violist Roberto Diaz and mezzo Lauren Eberwein join Eliasen in "Zwei Gesange" by Brahms.  Curtis Calls, music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

In Friday's Noontime Concert (6/16)  pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta, in his performance from the 2016 Golandsky Festival, plays music by Bach, Schubert and George Crumb. Join host Carl Hemmingsen for this concert broadcast.

Join us for Thursday's Noontime Concert (6/15) from Gotham Early Music Scene  as harpsichordist Gavin Black plays music by Johann Jacob Froberger and Dietrich Buxtehude.

Half Past airs this Sunday evening at 11 pm.  The program is dedicated to an unintentional reflection on the sea, the 3rd Symphony by Peter Maxwell Davies, from 1984.  Join Carl Hemmingsen late Sunday evening for music from the past half century on Half Past.

We'll hear pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu in Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Handel and Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong on solo viola in Benjamin Britten's Suite No. 3, op. 87.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music on Curtis Calls Monday evening at 10.

Violinist Rolf Schulte, cellist Hakuro Mori and pianist Kumi Ogano present "An Evening of Trios" on Friday's (6/9) Noontime Concert.  The program includes Haydn Trio Hob.XV No. 1, Brahms op 87 and Ravel's 1914 Piano Trio.

Join us Thursday, 6/8 at noon for a concert from Gotham Early Music Scene titled "Hors d'oevres: Sound Bites of 17th c. France" with Duo Seraphim: Niccolo Seligman, viola  da gamba & soprano Sarah Hawkey.

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