Coming to the Small Screen: Ormandy on Television

Coming to the Small Screen: Ormandy and Television

Curated by Richard Griscom

Correspondence and photographs related to Eugene Ormandy's television appearances and his efforts in the 1950's and 1960's to gain more exposure on the "small screen."

These pages reproduce the content and labels for an exhibit that was on display in the Ormandy Exhibit Gallery of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library from November 2005 until November 2007.

"I firmly believe that the time has now come when a symphony orchestra,
properly presented, can be a very important part of future telecasts."   Eugene Ormandy, 1956

First Televised Orchestra Concert
WCAU-TV Annual Telecasts
Tastykake Christmas Hour Unitel Concerts (part 1)
Vying for Airtime Unitel Concerts (part 2)
The One Touch of Music Proposal Ormandy's Hopes for Television