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 at 10 pm we'll hear: Emma Resmini, flute & faculty pianit Hugh Sung in "Love Divided by" from Philip Glass; Pianist Daniel Hsu in Mussugorsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition;" Kyung Ji Min, violin with faculty pianist Jungeun Kim in Mozart's Rondo in C major, KV 373.

Sunday (9/3) evening on Half Past we'll hear Perry Goldstein's Quintet for Saxophone & Strings, George Walker's Poeme for Violin & Orchestra and Tunes from My Home by Chen Yi.  Music from the past half-century, Sundays at 11PM.

Wednesday (8-30) at noon we'll hear the Chopin Sonata and Beethoven's 3rd Sonata for piano and cello from the graduation recital of cellist Will Chow.  Curtis Calls, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

This Sunday (8/27) evening at 11 we'll hear Daron Hagen's "Songbook" for violin & orchestra, Don Freund's chamber piece, "Louder than Words," and Miguel del Aguila's "Charango Capriccioso" for piano.

This week on Curtis Calls we'll hear the Octet for Winds by Stravinsky along with music from the graduation recital of bassoonist Pearson Altizer by Marcel Bitsch, John Steinmetz and Richard Lavenda.

This Sunday evening (8/20) at 11 we'll hear Tina Davidson's "Delight of Angels" for string quartet, John Duffy's "Heritage Suite" for orchestra and Daniel McCarthy's "All the West was Moving" for string quartet and bassoon.  Half Past: music from the past half century.

This week on Curtis Calls we'll hear music for viola & piano by Rebecca Clarke & Vieuxtemps along with a solo viola piece by Ligeti.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute.

This Sunday (8/13) we'll  hear John Corigliano's Piano Concerto and "The Book of Hours" by Ned Rorem on Half Past.  Music from the past half century Sundays at 11 PM.

This Monday (8/14) on the encore presentation of Curtis Calls we'll hear:

Pianist Chang-Yong Shin in Haydn's Sonata No. 60 in C

Alice Byol Kim, violin & Jungeun Kim, piano in Wieniawski's "Souvenir de Moscow"

Baritone Dennis Tchemolinsky in "Es ist genug" from Mendelssohn's "Elijah" &

Beethoven's String Quartet in A, op. 18 no. 5

This Sunday (8/5) evening we'll hear Thea Musgraves' "Orfeo II" for flute & orchestra, Alfred Schnittke's "Suite in the Olden Style" and Bernard Rands' Triple Concerto.  Music from the past half century, Sunday evening at 11 on Half Past.