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 evening, 2-18 on Half Past we'll hear Jack Gallagher's Diversions Overture with JoAnn Falletta conducting the London Symphony along with music by Ned Rorem and Mason Bates and the Piano Trio by Pierre Jalbert.  Music from the past half century, Sundays at 11PM.

On Wednesday, 2-14 in the graduation recital of cellist Timotheos Petrin we hear music by Schumann, Shostakovich, Faure and Rachmaninoff.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesadays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Monday, 2-12 on Bach at One we present the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and New York Baroque Inc.  in music by J.S. Bach, his son W. F. Bach and Francois Couperin.

Thursday, 2-8 on the Noontime Concert from Astral Artists we'll hear Project Fusion, a saxophone quartet perform with harp and piano in music by Bach, Bartok, Danker, Mellis and Piazolla.

On Friday's (2-9) Noon Concert we'll hear the choral group "The Thirteen" conducted by artistic director Matthew Robertson in a program called "On the Migration of Souls."  The performance from last October includes music by John Dowland, Eric Banks, Jeffrey Van, Stacy Garop, Joshua Fishbein, William Cornysh and John Runestad.

Wednesday, 2-7 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bartok's String Quartet No. 1, a Concert Piece for Trumpet & Piano by Vassily Brandt, a Fantasia for solo oboe by Telemann and "Towards the Sea" for alto flute and guitar by Toru Takemitsu.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10.

Bach at One (2/5) from Choral Arts Philadelphia features the second part of Claudio Monteverdi's "Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610."  Artistic director Matthew Glandorf directs Choral Arts Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Dark Horse Consort and soloists sopranos Jessica Beebe & Rebecca Myers, altos Maren Maltobano & Jennifer L. Smith, tenors Michael Jones, James Reese & Nikolas Karageorgiou and basses Jean Bernard Cerin & Cody Mueller.

Sunday evening (2-4) at 11 on Half Past we'll hear Bright Sheng's "Dance Capriccio" performed by the Shanghai Quartet & pianist Peter Serkin along with "Threads" by Paul Lansky and a suite for alto trombone by John Prescott.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.

This Wednesday (1-31) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Curtis students perform Mendelssohn's 2nd Piano Trio and Sergei Prokofiev's Flute Sonata.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

On Friday's Noon Concert (2/2) from Concerts on the Slope we hear Robert Schumann's Fantasiestuecke in a minor for piano trio, Rhapsody of Seasons by composer-in-residence Ke-Chia Chen and the String Sextet, op. 48 by Dvorak.

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