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 (10-29, 11PM) on Half Past we'll hear Malcolm Arnold's 8th Symphony, 3 Pieces for Violin & Piano by Robert Black and the Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone & Strings by Leif Thybo.

This Wednesday (10-24, noon) we'll hear Mozart's String Quartet in A, K 464 and the 2nd Piano Sonata by Rachmaninoff. Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Monday (10-23) on Bach at One we'll hear songs by Anton Webern interspersed with music from the 15th and 16th centuries.  Julian Wachner leads members of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Novus NY.

Yes, that's Philip Glass.  The Half Past program this week (10/22, 11PM) is

Harpsichord Concerto by Philip Glass

"Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds" for piano by Michael Nyman

Symphony No. 8 by James Cohn &

David Crumb's "Primordial Fantasy"

Music from the past half-century, Sunday evening at 11.

Curtis Calls will feature music of Schumann, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Faure in the graduation recital of cellist Timotheos Petrin.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

This Monday (10-16, 1 PM) on Bach at One we'll hear W.F. Bach's Symphony in Fm Fk 67 "Dissonante" and the church cantata, BWV 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir."

Sunday (10-15) at 11PM  we'll hear the New Philharmonia Orchestra in William Mathias' "Vistas," Steven Mackey's "Ground Swell" for viola & chamber orchestra, "Fragment IV" for solo viola by Eliot Carter and "Summer" by Otto Ketting.  Music from the past half century on Half Past.

In Friday's (10-13) Noontime Concert we'll the Lenape Chamber Ensemble in Mendelssohn's String Quartet, op. 44, no. 1, Stravinsky's Suite from "L'histoire du soldat" and the piano quartet in A major by Chausson.

Wednesday's (10-12) Noontime Concert from the Thirteen Choir is a program titled "Reincarnations."  We'll hear music by Orlande de Lassus, Samuel Barber, Michael Tippett, Tarik O'Regan, Ted Hearne & Thomas Tallis.  Matthew Robertson directs.

This Wednesday (10-11 at noon) we hear students from the Curtis Insitute of Music perform a Bartok string quartet, solo oboe music by Telemann, a concert piece for trumpet & piano by Vassily Brandt and "Toward the Sea" for guitar and flute by Toru Takemitsu.  Curtis Calls, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

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