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

Sunday evening, 12/3 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear "Concerto Variations" by William Wallace, Gil & Orli Shaham in Avner Dorrman's "Nigunim" and "12 Short Pieces" for piano by Charles Wuorinen.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.

In Friday's (12/1) Noontime Concert from the MidAtlanic Center for the Arts we'll hear clarinetist Alan R. Kay with Susan Rotholz, Andrea Schultz, Eliot Bailen & Benjamin Hochman in music by Amy Beach, robert Muczynski, Belinda Reynolds, George Gershwin & William Bolcom.

Artistic Director Matthew Robertson leads "The Thirteen" choir in a program titled "Bach Reflections.  In Thursday's (11/30) Noontime Concert you'll hear music by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Carissimi, Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Schütz, Philip Stopford & Bo Hansson.

Wednesday, 11-29 on Curtis Calls the Zora String Quartet performs quartets by Bartok & Mozart.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

This Monday (11-27) on Bach at One we'll hear the Trinity Choir & Orchestra under the direction of Julian Wachner in Cantatas BWV 164, "Ye who bear the name of Christ" and BWV 178, "If God the Lord is not on our side."

This Sunday (11-26) on Half Past we'll hear Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez's "Lord of the Air" for cello and orchestra and "The Named Angels" performed by the Del Sol String Quartet.  Half Past: music from the past half century.

This week (11-22 at noon, repeated 11-27 at 10 PM) we'll hear Curtis students perform Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola & Piano and the "Cloud Trio" by Kaija Saariaho on Curtis Calls.

This Friday's (11-24) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players features concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Scarlatti.

This Friday (11-24) our Noontime Concert is "Venetian & Neapolitan Chamber Works by Vivaldi & Scarlatti" from Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare.  We'll hear baroque concertos for flutes, recorders, strings and lute.

This Sunday (11/19) on Half Past we'll hear music of two Canadian composers, R. Murray Schafer and Marjan Mozetich along with Six Encores by Luciano Berio.  Music from the past half century.