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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Thursday's (3/8) Noon Concert features bassist Xavier Foley and pianist Kelly Lin in music by Sperger, Faure and Foley himself.

Guest conductor Stanley Thurston leads the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and pianist Charity Wicks DePinto in a program of spirituals, including "Listen to the Lambs," "Jesus Walked This Lonely Valley"  and many more on this Monday's Bach at One (3/5).

Sunday evening , 3-4 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear the English Horn Concerto by Ned Rorem and the string quartet by John Corigliano.  Music from the past half-century Sundays at 11 PM. 

On Thursday, 3/1 the Noontime Concert features the Lenape Chamber Ensemble in Beethoven's Serenade, op. 8 for string trio, Dvorak's Sonatina in G and the Piano Quintet by Arnold Bax.

This Wednesday, 2-28 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bolai Cao in Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8 in B-flat and Tianyi Shen, Sanu-Eun Lee and Tianxu An in Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet, Cello & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and again Monday evenings at 10. 

This Sunday, 2-25 at 11 PM we'll hear Avner Dorman's 2004 "Concerto Grosso" & the "Symphony in Waves" by Aaron Jay Kernis.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past with Carl Hemmingsen.

Friday's (2-23) Noon Concert from Princeton University Concerts features violist Tabea Zimmerman and pianist Thomas Hoppe in music by Hindemith, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Shulamit Ran.

Thursday's (2-22) Noon Concert from Tempesta di Mare features a variety of chamber music from Georg Philipp Telemann.

This Wednesday, 2-21 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Mozart's Quartet in A, K. 464 and Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Sonata.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

This Sunday evening, 2-18 on Half Past we'll hear Jack Gallagher's Diversions Overture with JoAnn Falletta conducting the London Symphony along with music by Ned Rorem and Mason Bates and the Piano Trio by Pierre Jalbert.  Music from the past half century, Sundays at 11PM.