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 (5/3) at noon in a performance by Sinfonietta Nova we'll hear Brahms' First Symphony, Schubert's Overture to Rosamunde, and Young Artists Competition winners in Poem by Charles Griffes and the first movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto.

This Wednesday (5-2) at noon students from the Curtis Institute perform music by Mozart, Tcherepnin, Pujol & Piazzolla.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

This Sunday evening, 4-29 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear Robert Simpson's String Quartet No. 4, Six Pieces d'Audition by Jean-Michel Defaye and the Flute Sonata by Lowell Lieberman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past.  

This Friday (4-27) we present Musical Games, a performance from Parthenia viol consort.  The program charts a tour through 300 years of music featuring various incarnations of bowed string instruments, from vielles to viols and violins.

Thursday's (4-26) noon concerto from Cantus Novus includes the choir singing music by Finzi, Gibbons, Whitacre, Dello Joio & more!

This Wednesday, 4-25 at noon we'll hear violinist Kyung Ji Min in music by Chausson, Brahms and Waxmzn along with two short sonatas by Scarlatti played on harp by Abigail Kent.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Sunday, 4-22, at 11 we'll hear a trio by Robert Ward: Echoes of America, Leonardo Balada's Folk Dreams and a piano sonata by Martin Amlin.  Music composed in the past half-century on Half Past, Sundays at 11 PM. 

This Friday, 4-20 in the noon concert we'll hear members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra in music by J.S. Bach,  Ives, Beethoven, David Wolfson, Terry Riley, and Shostakovich.

Wednesday, 4-18 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear soprano Ashley Marie Robillard, baritone Dennis Chmelinsky & faculty member Michael Eliasen on piano in selections from Hugo Wolf's Italian Songbook.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10. 

This Sunday evening, 4-15 at 11 on Half Past we'll hear John Adams' My Father Knew Charles Ives, The Seven Deadly Sins by Mischa Zupko and David Sanford's Seventh Avenue Kaddish.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past. 

This Friday's (4/13) Noontime Concert fromt the Dryden Ensemble includes 3 cantatas by J.S. Bach: "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit," "Ich bin ein guter Hirt," & "Warum betruebst di dich, mein Herz?"

Thursday's (4/12) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn features the Merz Trio in Beethoven's Piano Trio in G, op. 1, no. 2, Schubert's Notturno in E-flat & Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2

This Wednesday, 4-11, at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear pianist Ying Li with the Fantasy Pieces op, 12 by robert Schumann and pianist Bolai Cao in Haydn's 58th Sonata.  Abigail Kent plays harp in Andrew Hsu's dahlianum and Evan LeRoy Johnson sings 3 lieder by Schubert.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This Sunday evening (4-8) on Half Past we'll hear Shostakovich's symphonic poem "October," the Magnificat by Arvo Part, selections from "Canciones del Lorca" by William Bolcom and "String Poetic" by Jennifer Higdon.  Music from the past century or so on Half Past. 

Thursday's (4-5) Noontime Concert from the Network for New Music features Paul Schuette's "The Navigator" and the String Trio by Mario Davidovsky.

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