Voorhees, Donald

Emmy-nominated “Bell Telephone Hour” radio & television program conductor for 28 years

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(1903-1989) American composer and conductor. He was musical director and conductor for the radio and television show, “Cavalcade of America” 1935-41, and 1949-53 (with Ardon Cornwell). He served as conductor of the “Bell Telephone Hour” orchestra for 28 years, from its first broadcasts on radio in 1940 until its final television episode in 1968, one of the most popular musical programs in broadcasting history. Virtually every week for 28 years, on radio from 1940 to 1959 and on television from 1959 to 1968, Voorhees brought to millions of NBC listeners a mix of classical and popular music performed by leading virtuosos, including Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Lily Pons, Ezio Pinza, Benny Goodman and Bing Crosby. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1966 for "Individual Achievements in Music" for his work on the series. Mr. Voorhees won many awards and conducted on many other radio shows, inc. “DuPont's Cavalcade of America”, for which he composed music. He also composed the Telephone Hour's “Bell Waltz” theme. He was also 1st conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra 1951-83. 10 x 8 SP, bust photo in formal attire by Abresch of New York studio.

Condition: Very good, small thin spot top right corner verso
Type:Photograph






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