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 Wednesday (12-27) at noon hear students from the Curtis Institute perform a sonata by Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet and the Four Serious Songs by Johannes Brahms. 

Wednesday (12-20) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear students perform Brahms' Piano Quintet in f minor along with Alan Shulman's Theme & Variations for Viola.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Monday (12-18) on Bach at One Julian Wachner leads the Choir & Orchestra of Trinity Wall Street in J.S. Bach's Cantata 13, "Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen" (My sighs, my tears) and BWV 39, "Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot" ("Break with hungry men thy bread."

Sunday evening , 12-17, at 11 we'll hear works recently commissioned:  the Cello Concerto by Miguel Aguila and the 1st Symphony by Christopher Theofanides.

Friday's Noontime Concert on 12-15 features the Dolce Suono Ensemble with music of Mozart, Delibes, Weber, Foumai, Stucky, Piazolla & Zhou Tian.

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.

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