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 Wednesday(3-28) on Curtis calls we present Kaija Saariaho's "Cloud Trio" & Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Sunday evening, 3/25 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida in Lou Harrison's "Grand Duo."  Also on the program: David Gompper's "Flip" performed by the Royal Philharmonic and "Black Topaz" for clarinet, flute, piano, percussion, trombone & trumpet by Joan Tower. 

Friday's (3/23) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope features flutist Linda Chesis and a flock of her students at the Manhattan School of Music with pianist Hyungjun Kim.  We'll hear music by Schickle, Boismortier, Faure, Griffes, Poulenc, John Luther Adams, Messiaen & Ary van Leeuwen.

This Wednesday, 3/21, at noon on Curtis Calls tenor Evan Leroy Johnson sings lieder from Franz Schubert's "Die Schöne Müllerin."  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Monday's (3/19) Bach@One features Matthew Glandorf directing Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in J.S. Bach's Sanctus in D, BWV 238 and Cantata BWV 215, "Praise Your Good Fortune."

Sunday evening, 3/18 on Half Past we'll hear orchestral music by Witold Lutoslawski , Tristan Keuris and Boris Tishenko along with "Murder in the Dark" for harpsichord by Klaas De Vries.  Music from the past half-century, Sundays at 11 PM. 

Wednesday, 3-14 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Schumann's Fantasiestücke op 12 performed by Bolai Cao and Haydn's Sonata No. 58 played by Ying Li.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10.

Sunday evening, 3-11, at 11 on Half Past we'll hear John Tavener's Eternal Memory for orchestra, William Bolcom's Piano Quartet and Inner Voices by Chinary Ung.  Music from the past half-century Sundays at 11 PM. 

On Friday, 3-9 the Noon Concert from Mélomanie includes contemporary and Baroque works. We'll hear music by Mark Hagerty, Roberto Pace,  Jennifer Margaret Barker, Ingrid Arauco, Sergio Roberto de Olivieta, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giuseppe Tartini and Johann Joachim Quantz.

Wednesday (3/7) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio for clarinet, viola and piano.  Then mezzo Sophia Fiuza Hunt sings songs by Musto, Price, Rzewski, Berger and Heggie.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10. 

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