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 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.

Join us for Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet by Ligeti, a guitar sonata by Antonio Jose, a Haydn piano sonata and music for solo cello by Miklos Rozsa.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and the following Monday evening at 10.

This Sunday evening (7/30) at 11 we'll hear a string quartet by Sofia Gubaidulina along with the London Symphony in "Glosses on a theme of Pablo Casals" by Ginastera and a Suite for Viola & Piano by Kenji Bunch.

This Sunday (7/23) evening at 11 we'll hear Ewazen's Concerto for 3 Trombones and the clarinet concerto by Daniel Wolff.  Music from the past half century on Half Past.

Tonight's encore broadcast of Curtis Calls features Haydn's String Quartet in C, op. 50 no. 2 & the first piano sonata of Johannes Brahms.

This Monday  (7/24) on Curtis Calls:

Pianist Kate Liu plays the Four Ballades, op. 10 by Brahms followed by the Sextet , op. 6 by Austrian composer Ludwig Thuille with Lydia Roth, flute, Cassie Pilgrim, oboe, Slavko Popovic, clarinet, Sarah Tako, bassoon, Jonathan McCammon, horn & Michael Davidman, piano.

Half Past: July 16

Jul 16, 2017

This Sunday (7/16) evening at 11 Half Past presents Adolphus Hailstork's "Sanctum, Malcolm Arnold's "Philharmonic Concerto" and "Phrygian Gates" for piano by John Adams.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.

This Friday's (7/14) Noontime Concert from Lenape Chamber Ensemble features Stravinsky's Suite Italienne for Violin & Piano, the Clarinet Quintet by Max Reger and the Piano Quartet in E-flat by Antonin Dvorak.

Join us Monday at 10 pm for an encore broadcast of Curtis Calls, music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music when we present:

Prelude & Fugue op 7 no 3 by Marcel Dupre with organist Bryan Dunnewald

Sonata by Claude Debussy with Henry Woolf, flute, Kunbo Xu, viola & Abigail Kent, harp &

Three Brahms Intermezzos & a Scherzo of Chopin with pianist Daniel Hsu.

Late this Sunday (7/9) evening we'll hear the 4th Symphony of Robert Simpson and "Palin" for piano by John Tavener.  Music from the past 50 years, Sunday evenings at 11 on Half Past.

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