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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On Friday's (9-22) noontime concert from the Downtown Concert Series we'll hear the Akropolis Reed Quintet (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon & bass clarinet) in music by Mark Mellits, Nico Muhly, Nikolai Kapustin, David Biedenbender & George Gershwin.

This Wednesday at noon (9/20) we'll hear pianist Chelsea Wang in Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat major, op. 31 no. 3 and also the String Quartet in F op. 18 no. 1.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday at 10 PM.

This Sunday evening (9-17) on Half Past we'll hear Peter Boyer's "Silver Fanfare," Peter Maxwell Davies' "Suite from Act II of Caroline Mathilde" & "Rose of the Winds" by Stephen Hartke.  Music from the past half century Sundays at 11 PM.

Thursday's (9-14) Noontime Concert from Astral Artists features violinist Ayano Ninomiya & cellist Timotheos Petrin in Zoltan Kodaly's Duo, op. 7, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, Danbi Um, violin, Maurycy Banascek, viola & Timotheos Petrin with Krzysztof Penderecki's Clarinet Quartet and Sergei Taneyev's Piano Quintet in g minor played by Viktor Valkov on piano with Ninomiya, Um, Banascek & Petrin.

Scott Allen Jarrett directs Grand Harmonie in Friday's (9-15) Noontime Concert in Beethoven's Symphony No. 1.  Also on the program is "Ah! Perfidao," op. 65 sung by Jacqueline Stucker.

This Wednesday on Curtis Calls, flutist Niles Watson is joined by faculty pianist Michelle Cann in the Sonata by Pierre Dubois.  Emma Resimini, flute and Clara Gerdes perform the Sonata No. 2 by faculty member David Ludwig.  Also on the program is Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 6 played by violinists Stephen Kim and Brandon Garbot, violist Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong & cellist Audrey Anne.

This Friday (9/15) at 8 pm the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and music director Rossen Milanov perform a program titled "Metamorphosis" featuring Hindemith's  "Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber", "La Mer" by Claude Debussy, and the U.S. premiere of Zhou Tian's "Broken Ink." 

This Sunday (9/10) at 11PM on Half Past we'll hear:

Piano Sonata No. 1 by Avner Doman

Eric Ewazen's Trumpet Concerto

Lento Assai for string quartet by Kevin Puts

Oboe Serenade by Kevin Kaska

In Friday's (9/8) Noontime Concert from Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn we hear music for piano & winds by Jolivet, Persichetti, Gubaidulina and Carter.

This Monday at 10 pm we'll hear: Emma Resmini, flute & faculty pianit Hugh Sung in "Love Divided by" from Philip Glass; Pianist Daniel Hsu in Mussugorsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition;" Kyung Ji Min, violin with faculty pianist Jungeun Kim in Mozart's Rondo in C major, KV 373.

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