This "all-American" show, produced by KMOX-TV, St. Louis, marks the beginning of the fifth annual international TV exchange originated by the CBS-owned station. The program concentrated on the works of American composers. Performers include Robert Merrill and Ferrante and Teicher.
January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
July 5, 1970-July 8, 1979.
A recurring summer series, "Evening at Pops" presents the Boston Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Arthur Fiedler (until his death in 1979). Announcer for this series introducing guests, descriptions of musical selections, and intermissions, is William Pierce.
On this broadcast the easy listening music of Ferrante and Teicher. Tonight they bring a swinging new touch to the Stephen Foster song book: from a slow jazzy "Old Folks at Home" to a symphonic rendition of "Camptown Races." The pianists also perform a double-time version of "Malaguena," a haunting concerto woven from "Fiddler on the Roof," and the movie theme from "Exodus."