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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Friday's  (11/17) Noontime Concert presents a recital from Freehold's Downtown Concert Series featuring violinist Lara St. John & pianist Matt Herskowitz in music of Beethoven and Gershwin along with traditional music of Macedonia, Armenia, Israel and Hungary.

This week (11-15 at noon & 11-20 at 10PM) Curtis Calls presents 16 of the 20 Lieder in Franz Schubert's 1823 song cycle "Die schoene Muellerin" performed by tenor Evan LeRoy Johnson & faculty member Mikael Eliasen.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Monday (11-13) on Bach at One from Trinity Wall Street's "Time's Arrow" festival we'll hear :

Night Time Suite for Harp & Violin by Sebastian Currier  &

Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21 by Arnold Schoenberg.

Julian Wachner directs.

This Sunday (11-12 at 11PM) on Half Past we'll hear the Cello Concerto by Alan Rawsthorne & Bright Sheng's "The Singing Gobi Desert" performed by the Prism Quartet.  

Friday's (11-10) Noontime Concert is the "Germantown Poetry Project" from the Network for New Music.  We'll  hear music by Jay Fluellen and Eric Moe.

Thursday's (11/9) Noontime Concert presents a Bach at Noon program from the Bach Choir of Bethlehem.  Artistic Director Greg Funfgeld leads members of the choir and soloists in J.S Bach's Flute Sonata, BWV 1030 and two pieces by G F Handel: "Susse, Stille, sanfte Quelle" and the Coronation Anthem No. 1 from "Zadok, the Priest."

This Monday (11-6) on Bach at One we'll hear J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 159, "Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem," Telemann's "Du aber, Daniel, gehe hin"  and the Julian Wachner's arrangement of the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven."  Julian Wachner directs NY Baroque Inc. and the Choir of Trinity Wall St.

This Sunday (11-5 at 11 PM) we'll hear Stephen Albert's "Wind Canticle," the Sextet op. 114 for winds & strings by Vagn Holmboe & the 3rd Symphony, "Prisms" by James Yannatos.  Music from the past half century on Half Past.

Today's Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope features Ke-Chia Chen's piano quartet "Looming Sky" and Richard Strauss' 1885 Piano Quartet in c minor.

This Sunday (10-29, 11PM) on Half Past we'll hear Malcolm Arnold's 8th Symphony, 3 Pieces for Violin & Piano by Robert Black and the Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone & Strings by Leif Thybo.