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.

Ways to Connect

This Sunday (7/2) on Half Past we'll present the Sinfonietta by William Mathias, Jubilee by Magnus Lindberg & Aulis Sallinen's Chamber Music V.  Music from the past half-century Sunday evenings at 11.

Curtis Calls Monday this week includes:

Sonata for Flute & Piano by Yuko Uebayashi with Emma Resmini, flute & Clara Gerdes, piano; 

Saint-Saens' Tarantelle, op. 6 with Lydia Roth, flute, Slavko Popovic, clarinet & Micah McLaurin, piano; and

Haydn's String Quartet in B-flat, op. 50 no. 1 with violinists, Shannon Lee & Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violist Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong & cellist Andres Sanchez.

Curtis Calls this Monday (7/3) includes Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 18 no. 4 with Laura Park, Alexandra Switala, Kunbo Xu & Young In Na.  Linzi Pan plays J.S. Bach's 3rd English Suite and guitarist Xiaobo Pu plays Henze's "Drei Tentos."  Join us for music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music Monday evenings at 10.

This Sunday (6/25) on Half Past we'll hear a trombone concerto by Salvador Brotons and a clarinet concerto by Francis Fairman.  Music from the past half-century on Half Past, Sundays at 11PM.

From last year's Golandsky International Piano Festival we'll hear pianist Ilya Itin in music of Claude Debussy in Thursday's Noontime Concert on June 22rd.

This week's (6/21 & 6/26) Curtis Calls is a vocal recital with faculty member Michael Eliasen accompanying soprano Emily Pogorelc in "Drei Lieder der Ophelia" by Richard Strauss, mezzo Sophia Fiuza Hunt in "Tre Ariette" by Vincenzo Belini and bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian in "Songs of Travel" by Ralph Vaughn-Williams.  Violist Roberto Diaz and mezzo Lauren Eberwein join Eliasen in "Zwei Gesange" by Brahms.  Curtis Calls, music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

This Sunday (6/18) at 11 PM you'll hear Jack Gallagher's "Quiet Reflections," Roy Harris' 11th Symphony and "Night Fantasies" for piano by Elliott Carter.

In Friday's Noontime Concert (6/16)  pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta, in his performance from the 2016 Golandsky Festival, plays music by Bach, Schubert and George Crumb. Join host Carl Hemmingsen for this concert broadcast.

We'll hear pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu in Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Handel and Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong on solo viola in Benjamin Britten's Suite No. 3, op. 87.  

Join us for Thursday's Noontime Concert (6/15) from Gotham Early Music Scene  as harpsichordist Gavin Black plays music by Johann Jacob Froberger and Dietrich Buxtehude.

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