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 Monday (10-9) on Bach at One we'll hear Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in Cantata 11, "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen" ("Praise God in his realms") and Cantata 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" ("God's time is the best of all times")

On  Curtis Calls, pianist Bolai Cao plays Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8 and the Brahms Trio in a minor, op. 114 is performed by Tianyi Shen, clarinet, Sang-Eun Lee, cell0 and Tianxu An, piano.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

Thursday's (10/5) Noontime Concert from Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra includes J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, a Concerto in G by Johann Friedrich Fasch and Telemann's Concerto in F, TWV 54:F1.

Join us Friday at noon (10-6) for a performance by Quatuor Ebene from the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayatte College.  We'll hear string quartets by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel.

On Half Past this Sunday evening (10-1) we'll hear Paul Chihara's Viola Sonata, Andre Eshpai's 4th Violin Concerto, a song by Ned Rorem & Eduard Tubin's 9th Symphony.  Music from the past 50 years, Sunday evenings at 11.

This Monday (10-2) on Bach at One we'll hear Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in 2 works of J.S. Bach: Sanctus in D, BWV 238 & Cantata BWV 215, "Priese dein Gluck."  Matthew Glandorf conducts.

This Wednesday (9-27) at noon, from the graduation recital of violinist Shannon Lee, we hear Bach's Sonata in E, BWV 1016, Beethoven's Sonata in A, op. 30, no. 1 and the 1st Rhapsody by Bela Bartok.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

On Friday's (9/29) Noon Concert from Melomanie we'll hear, on baroque intstruments:

Sonata by Francois Couperin

Gulliver Suite for 2 Violins by Telemann

Selections from 44 Duos by Bartok

Les Folies d'Espagne by Jean-Pierre Guignon

Just a Regular Child (2016) by David Schelat

Improvisations performed by Daniela Pierson & Christof Richter, baroque violins

Dance Suite by Couperin

Matthew Glandorf conducts Choral Arts Philadelphia & Philadelphia Bach Collegium in J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 134, "Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss" and BWV 14, "Waer Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit."

This Thursday's (9-21) Noontime Concert from Manhattan Chamber Players features:

Brahms' Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano in E-flat, op. 40 &

Dvorak's Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65

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