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 Monday (12-11) on Bach at One Julian Wachner leads the Choir of Trinity Wall St. in music by Isaac, Webern, Sheppard, Dorman & Tallis. The performance, recorded in September from the Time's Arrow festival, features music by several 16th century composers that Webern particularly admired.

This Sunday evening (12-10) at 11  we hear music by four Danish composers: short pieces by Per Noergaard and Thorkhil Vesth along with the String Quartet No. 19 by Vagn Holmboe & the Flute Concerto by Ole Schmidt.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.

Friday's Noontime Concert (12/8) from Astral Artists, recorded at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, features Debussy's "Ariettes oubliees" and Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2.

Wednesday (12-6) at noon on Curtis Calls we present music by Messager, Poulenc Schubert & Weber from the graduation recital of clarinetist Slavko Popovic.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

Monday (12-4) on Bach at One we'll hear Orchestra 1B1 and the Trinity Choir in J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and the Motet: "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" along with the Te Deum by Arvo Pärt.

Sunday evening, 12/3 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear "Concerto Variations" by William Wallace, Gil & Orli Shaham in Avner Dorrman's "Nigunim" and "12 Short Pieces" for piano by Charles Wuorinen.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.

In Friday's (12/1) Noontime Concert from the MidAtlanic Center for the Arts we'll hear clarinetist Alan R. Kay with Susan Rotholz, Andrea Schultz, Eliot Bailen & Benjamin Hochman in music by Amy Beach, robert Muczynski, Belinda Reynolds, George Gershwin & William Bolcom.

Artistic Director Matthew Robertson leads "The Thirteen" choir in a program titled "Bach Reflections.  In Thursday's (11/30) Noontime Concert you'll hear music by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Carissimi, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schütz, Philip Stopford & Bo Hansson.

Wednesday, 11-29 on Curtis Calls the Zora String Quartet performs quartets by Bartok & Mozart.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

This Monday (11-27) on Bach at One we'll hear the Trinity Choir & Orchestra under the direction of Julian Wachner in Cantatas BWV 164, "Ye who bear the name of Christ" and BWV 178, "If God the Lord is not on our side."