The Voice of Firestone - Season 8

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  • September 10, 1956
    September 10, 1956
    Episode 1
    9/10/56
    0.0
    Mezzo soprano Mildred Miller is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra. Highlights: First show of the fall season features excerpts from Bizet's "Carmen". Mildred Miller, Metropolitan Opera soprano will sing three arias.
  • September 17, 1956
    September 17, 1956
    Episode 2
    9/17/56
    5.7
    Baritone Robert Merrill is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Orchestra performs "Typewriter Song" by Leroy Anderson. Robert Merrill sings "Through the Years" by Vincent Youmans. The Chorus sings "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin. Robert Merrill and the Chorus sing "For You Alone" by Goehl. Robert Merrill solos with "Vision Fugitive" from "Herodias" by Massanet. The Orchestra performs "Last Movement of "New World Symphony". Robert Merrill and the Chorus perform "Coal Cosa" by Kaper and Jurman.moreless
  • September 24, 1956
    September 24, 1956
    Episode 3
    9/24/56
    0.0
    Soprano Elaine Malbin and tenor Robert Rounseville are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Reversing the Grace Kelly-Prince Rainier romance, Robert Rounseville will woo the princess (Elaine Malbin) in a program featuring five well-known popular and operative love songs. Selections included are: "Beautiful Lady," "Yours is My Heart Alone," "All the Things You Are."moreless
  • October 1, 1956
    October 1, 1956
    Episode 4
    10/1/56
    0.0
    Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Miss Stevens will be made up as Queen Elizabeth I, Madame DuBarry, Joan of Arc and Lillian Russell. The chorus will portray Gibson Girls, and a dancer - as yet unnamed - will perform as Pavlova. Highlights: The Orchestra opens with "Belle of the Ball" by Leroy Anderson. Rise Stevens as Queen Elizabeth I sings "Greensleeves". The Chorus as Gibson Girls perform "Tell Me Pretty Maiden" from "The Flora Dora" by Leslie Stuart. A dancer as Pavlova performs to Chopin "Waltz in C Sharp Minor". Rise Stevens as Madame DuBarry sings "I Give My Heart" from "The DuBarry" by Karl Millecker Rise Stevens as Joan of Arc sings "Adieu Forcis" from "Jeanne d'Arc" by Tchaikovsky. The Orchestra performs the Overture to "Martha" by Von Flowtow. Rise Stevens as Lillian Russell sings "Merry Widow Waltz" from "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar.moreless
  • October 8, 1956
    October 8, 1956
    Episode 5
    10/8/56
    0.0
    The entire program is a salute to American songwriter Jerome Kern. Baritone Thomas L. Thomas is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Chorus and Orchestra open with "California-ay". Thomas L. Thomas sings "Look for the Silver Lining", "Sally". The Orchestra does "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Roberta". Thomas L. Thomas and the Chorus do "The Night Was Made For Love", "Cat and the Fiddle". Thomas L. Thomas solos with "The Last Time I Saw Paris". The Orchestra performs "Ol' Man River" from Show Boat. Thomas L. Thomas, the Chorus and Orchestra do a Kern Medley of "I've Told Every Little Star", "Music in the Air", "Dearly Beloved", "You Were Never Lovelier", "I Won't Dance", "Roberta", "Make Believe", "Show Boat" and "Can't Help Singing".moreless
  • October 15, 1956
    October 15, 1956
    Episode 6
    10/15/56
    0.0
    The program will visit musically Ireland, France, Vienna and Italy. Lyric soprano Dorothy Warenskjold is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Chorus and Orchestra open with "Beyond the Blue Horizon" by Whiting and Harling. Dorothy Warenskjold sings "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" from "Finian's Rainbow" by Burton Lane. The Chorus sings "Valentine" by H. Christine. The Orchestra performs "Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss. Dorothy and the Chorus sing "So In Love" from "Kiss Me Kate" by Cole Porter. Dorothy solos with "Batti, Batti O Bel Masetto" from "Don Giovanni" by Mozart. The Orchestra performs "Finale" Fourth Symphony by Tchaikovsky. Dorothy Warenskjold and the Chorus close with "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World" by John Rox.moreless
  • October 22, 1956
    October 22, 1956
    Episode 7
    10/22/56
    0.0
    Basso Jerome Hines and pianist Tong II Han are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Orchestra opens with "La Danza" from "Scenes Napolitaines" by Massenet. Jerome Hines solos with "Serenata" by Tosli. Tong II Han will plays the Waltz in E Minor by Chopin. The Chorus sings "Moonglow" and "Picnic" theme by Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills and George Duning. Jerome Hines sings "Tambour Major" from "Le Cald" by Thomas. Jerome and the Chorus sing "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" by the Reverend John B. Dykes. Tong II Han plays Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G Minor. Jerome Hines and the Chorus close with "You'll Never Walk Alone" from "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.moreless
  • November 5, 1956
    November 5, 1956
    Episode 8
    11/5/56
    0.0
    Mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Orchestra performs Introduction and Coda to the "Bacchanale" from "Samson and Delila" by Saint-Saens. The Chorus sings "Spring Maidens' Chorus" from "Samson and Delila" by Saint Saens. Blanche Thebom solos with "Printemps Qui Commence" from "Samson and Delila" by Saint Saens. The Orchestra performs "Dance of the Priestesses" from "Samson and Delila" by Saint Saens. Blanche Thebom and the Chorus sing "Mon Coeur Souvre a Ta Voix" from "Samson and Delila" by Saint Saens. Violinist Oscar Shumsky and cellist Harvey Shapiro and the Orchestra perform "Do You Recall?" by Idabelle Firestone. Blanche Thebom and the Chorus sing "I Could Have Danced All Night" from "My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.moreless
  • November 12, 1956
    November 12, 1956
    Episode 9
    11/12/56
    0.0
    Tenor Brian Sullivan and Soprano Frances Wyatt are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Orchestra and Chorus open with "Strike Up the Band" by Gershwin. Frances Wyatt solos with "Out of My Dreams" from "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers. The Orchestra performs "Fiddle Faddle" by Anderson. Brian Sullivan solos with "They Didn't Believe Me" from "Girl From Utah" by Jerome Kern. Brian, Frances and the Chorus perform "Because You're You" from "The Red Mill" by Herbert. Brian Sullivan and Frances Wyatt duet on "Parlez-Moi de Ma Mere" from "Carmen" by Bizet. The Orchestra performs "Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla" from "Das Rheingold" by Wagner. Brian Sullivan, Frances Wyatt and the Chorus sing "The Song is You" from "Music in the Air" by Jerome Kern.moreless
  • November 19, 1956
    November 19, 1956
    Episode 10
    11/19/56
    0.0
    Coloratura Soprano Barbara Gibson is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Chorus and Orchestra open with "Wunderbar" from "Kiss Me Kate" by Cole Porter. Barbara Gibson sings "I'll Follow My Secret Heart" from "Conversation Piece" by Noel Coward. The Chorus performs "Shall We Dance?" from "The King and I" by Richard Rodgers. The Orchestra performs "Merry Widow" melodies by Lehar. Barbara Gibson and the Orchestra perform "Tales From the Vienna Woods" by Strauss. Barbara Gibson solos with "Una Voce Poco Fa" from "Barber of Seville" by Rossini. The Orchestra does "Overture to "Morning, Noon and Night" by Von Suppe. Barbara Gibson and the Orchestra close with "Hymn of Thanksgiving" by Kremser.moreless
  • November 26, 1956
    November 26, 1956
    Episode 11
    11/26/56
    0.0
    Tenor Eugene Conley and Soprano Nadine Conner are the guest soloists and will perform four selections from Giacomo opera "La Boheme", singing the roles of the ill-starred lovers Rodolfo and Mimi. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Orchestra opens with Prelude to "La Boheme" by Puccini. Eugene Conley solos with "Che Gelida Manina" from "La Boheme". Nadine Conner solos on "Mi Chiamano Mimi" from "La Boheme". Eugene and Nadine duet on "O Soave Fanciulla" from "La Boheme". The Orchestra performs "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius. Eugene and Nadine duet on "Love Me Tonight" from "The Vagabond King" by Friml.moreless
  • December 3, 1956
    December 3, 1956
    Episode 12
    12/3/56
    0.0
    Basso Cesare Siepi is the guest soloist with a special salute to Italy. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Chorus performs "Finiculi, Finicula" by Luigi Denza. Cesare Siepi solos with "Anema e Core" by Salvo d'Esposito. The Chorus sings "Ciribirbin" by Alberto Postalozza. Flute solo by Frederick Wilkins of "Carnival in Venice" by Guilio Briccialdi. Cesare Siepi sings "Santa Lucia" and "Son in Spirito" from "Melistofele" by Boito. The Orchestra performs Overture to "La Forza del Destino" by Verdi. Cesare Siepi closes with "Maria Mari" by di Capua.moreless
  • December 10, 1956
    December 10, 1956
    Episode 13
    12/10/56
    0.0
    Lyric soprano Dorothy Warenskjold is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Chorus opens with "Winter Wonderland" by Felix Bernard. Dorothy Warenskjold solos with "Alone Together" by Arthur Schwartz. The Orchestra performs "Skater's Waltz" by Emil Waldteufel. The Chorus sings "A Winter Song" by Frederick F. Bullard. Dorothy Warenskjold and the Chorus sing "If You Feel Like Singing, Sing". Dorothy Warenskjold solos with "Musetta's Waltz" from "La Boheme" by Puccini. The Orchestra performs "Tempo di Polacca" from Overture to "Mignon" by Thomas. Dorothy and the Chorus sing "With a Song In My Heart" from Lorenz Hart.moreless
  • December 17, 1956
    December 17, 1956
    Episode 14
    12/17/56
    0.0
    Basso Jerome Hines is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The Orchestra opens with "March of the Toys" from "Babes in Toyland" by Herbert. Jerome Hines solos with "At Christmastime" from "Song of Norway" by Wright and Forrest. The Chorus sings "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" by J. Fred Coots. The Orchestra performs "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "Nutcracker Suite" by Tchaikovsky. Jerome and the Chorus sings "Good King Wenceslaus" an Old English Carol. Jerome Hines solos with "O Holy Night" by Adolphe Adams. The Orchestra performs "Polonnaise" from "Christmas Eve Suite" by Rimsky-Korsakov. Jerome and the Chorus sing "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" by Irving Berlin.moreless
  • December 24, 1956
    December 24, 1956
    Episode 15
    12/24/56
    0.0
    Soprano Eleanor Steber is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Eight of the World's most beloved Christmas carols will be included in a medley sung by Eleanor Steber, the Chorus and William Metcalf of the chorus who will appear as a soloist.
  • December 31, 1956
    December 31, 1956
    Episode 16
    12/31/56
    0.0
    Pianist George Feyer is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Show tunes and light classical music are featured.
  • January 7, 1957
    January 7, 1957
    Episode 17
    1/7/57
    0.0
    Tenor Robert Rounseville is the guest soloist and a violin solo by Oscar Shumsky. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The courageous people of Hungary are honored with a special musical salute.
  • January 14, 1957
    January 14, 1957
    Episode 18
    1/14/57
    0.0
    Soprano Frances Wyatt is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Frances Wyatt will join the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus to offer a musical salute to composer Richard Rodgers. Among the Rodgers selections to be presented are "This Can't be Love", "Lover" and "Where or When".moreless
  • January 21, 1957
    January 21, 1957
    Episode 19
    1/21/57
    0.0
    Tenor Richard Tucker is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Richard Tucker's selections include Moyers "Song of Songs", Verdi "Celeste Aida" (from Aida) and Herberts' "Neapolitan Love Song" from Princess Pat.
  • January 28, 1957
    January 28, 1957
    Episode 20
    1/28/57
    0.0
    Soprano Elaine Malbin and tenor Giuseppe Campora are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: They will sing highlights from Verdi's "La Traviata".
  • February 4, 1957
    February 4, 1957
    Episode 21
    2/4/57
    9.0
    Mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Mildred Miller performs "Alice Blue Gown". The setting is a living room and garden and the occasion is a "welcome home" party for furloughing West Point Cadets. The program also will feature a scene from Gounod's "Faust" with Miss Miller singing the "Flower Song" aria.moreless
  • February 11, 1957
    February 11, 1957
    Episode 22
    2/11/57
    0.0
    St. Valentine's Day special romantic program. Mezzo-soprano Jean Madeira of the Metropolitan Opera is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Performed against a ballroom setting with a large heart in the center five selections of romantic music will be performed. Miss Madeira will sing "Habanera" from Bizet's "Carmen".moreless
  • February 18, 1957
    February 18, 1957
    Episode 23
    2/18/57
    0.0
    Metropolitan Opera soprano Dorothy Kirsten is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the orchestra and chorus. Also featured is a fashion show by Oleg Cassini showing his latest designs. Highlights: Miss Kirsten and the chorus will sing operatic and operetta sslections by Lehar, Kern and Charpentier. Earl Wild will play "The Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Koreskoff.moreless
  • February 25, 1957
    February 25, 1957
    Episode 24
    2/25/57
    0.0
    Baritone Thomas L. Thomas is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and chorus. Highlights: A musical tour through the British Isles is the theme.
  • March 4, 1957
    March 4, 1957
    Episode 25
    3/4/57
    0.0
    Mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The program theme will be "A Week in the Life of Rise Stevens". Among the activities which the famous Mezzo-soprano will recreate are a wardrobe fitting, a concert, a press interview, a television appearance, an operatic performance and a charity ball. Rise Stevens sings "A Dream" by Greig, "You and the Night and the Music" by Arthur Schwartz, "Vissi d'Arte" from "Tosca" by Puccini and "One Night of Love" by Victor Schertzinger. The Orchestra performs "La Danza" by Massenet and Last Movement D Minor Symphony by Frank. The Chorus sings "Who?" by Jerome Kern.moreless
  • March 11, 1957
    March 11, 1957
    Episode 25
    3/11/57
    0.0
    Tenor Brian Sullivan is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: A musical tribute to St. Patrick's Day. Brian Sullivan sings "Open Thy Blue Eyes", "Magic is the Moonlight" and "Come un Bel Di".
  • March 18, 1957
    March 18, 1957
    Episode 26
    3/18/57
    0.0
    Basso Jerome Hines is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Jerome Hines sings "Vi Ravviso" from Bellini's "La Sonnambula". Harpist Lucille Lawrence will perform "Down in the Valley."
  • March 25, 1957
    March 25, 1957
    Episode 27
    3/25/57
    0.0
    Coloratura-soprano Barbara Wilson and Baritone William Metcalf of the Firestone chorus will be the featured soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus.
  • Aporil 1, 1957
    Aporil 1, 1957
    Episode 28
    4/1/57
    0.0
    Basso Cesare Siepi is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The setting will be nautical and Cesare Siepi will appear as the captain of an ocean liner. Cesare Siepi performs "Hills of Home", "Visione Veneziana" and "I Love Life".
  • April 8, 1957
    April 8, 1957
    Episode 29
    4/8/57
    0.0
    Soprano Elaine Malbin is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: The setting is Paris in Spring and the subject is l'amour. Selections include "Paree," "Parlez Moi D'amour," "Can Can," "La Vie En Rose," "Midnight In Paris," "Morning Of A Fete Day" and "April In Paris". Elaine Malbin solos on "Caro Nome" from Verdi's "Rigoletto".moreless
  • April 15, 1957
    April 15, 1957
    Episode 30
    4/15/57
    0.0
    Soprano Nadine Conner is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Easter Program From within a cathedral setting. Nadine Conner sings "Prayer" from Cavalleria Rusticana", "Jerusalem" and "Gallia" by Gounod. Holy Week will be observed in the principal setting of the telecast in the interior of a large cathedral. Featured selections include two from Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana", the "Intermezzo" and "Prayer".moreless
  • April 22, 1957
    April 22, 1957
    Episode 31
    4/22/57
    0.0
    Soprano Patrice Munsel is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: A trip will be taken to Maxim's the famed Parisian night club for the songs of the Gay Nineties period. Patrice Munsel sings "L'Amour, Toujours l'Amour" by Friml; "I Love You So" by Lehar; "One Fine Day" from "Butterfly" by Puccini; and "Dancing in the Dark" by Arthur Schwartz. The Chorus sings "Maxim's", "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "I'm Free" by Lehar. The Orchestra performs "Explosions Polka" by Johann Strauss. "Romanian Rhapsody No. 1" by Enesco.moreless
  • April 29, 1957
    April 29, 1957
    Episode 32
    4/29/57
    0.0
    Mezzo-soprano Jean Madeira and Baritone Theodore Uppman are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Miss Jean Madeira sings "Amour" and "Viens Aider Ma Faiblosse". Jean and Theodore duet with "Strange Music" and "Only A Rose". Theodore Uppman solos with "Eri Tu".
  • May 6, 1957
    May 6, 1957
    Episode 33
    5/6/57
    0.0
    Tenor Eugene Conley is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Eugene Conley sings "My Reverie" by Debussy, Clinton; "Moonlight and Roses" by Lemare, Black; and "Isle of May" by Tchaikovsky, Kostelanetz. The Orchestra performs "Drawing Room" by Mozart, Scott and "Polovetzian Dances" by Borodin. The Chorus sings "Chasing Rainbows" by Chopin, Carroll and "Freddy and His Fiddle" by Grieg, Forrest.moreless
  • May 13, 1957
    May 13, 1957
    Episode 34
    5/13/57
    0.0
    Soprano Frances Wyatt is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Frances Wyatt will assume the role of Cinderella and songs included are "Spring Is Here" by Rodgers; "Stars In My Eyes" by Kreisler; "Waltz Song" from Romeo and Juliet by Gounod; and Cole Porter's "I Love You". The Orchestra plays "Holiday for Strings" by David Rose and "Sal Terallo" Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn.moreless
  • May 20, 1957
    May 20, 1957
    Episode 35
    5/20/57
    0.0
    Baritone Robert Merrill is guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: A musical tour of a public library music and theater exhibit will include background of old music manuscripts, Currier and Ives prints, operetta costumes and model theatrical sets. Robert Merrill sings "On the Street Where You Live," "Il Balen," from Verdi's II Trovatore and "Every Day Is Ladies Day".moreless
  • May 27, 1957
    May 27, 1957
    Episode 36
    5/27/57
    0.0
    Soprano Dorothy Warenskjold and tenor Brian Sullivan are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Highlights of "Faust" by Charles Gounod. The Orchestra performs "Walt". Brian Sullivan solos with "Salutz Demeure". Dorothy Warenskjold sings "Jewel Song". Brian and Dorothy duet with "O Nuit d'Amour". The Orchestra performs "Dance of the Apprentices" from "Die Meistersinger" by Wagner. Brian and Dorothy duet with "Wanting You" from "New Moon" by Romberg.moreless
  • June 3, 1957
    June 3, 1957
    Episode 37
    6/3/57
    0.0
    Mezzo Soprano Rise Stevens is the guest soloist. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus. Highlights: Rise Stevens sings "Getting To Know You", "Songs My Mother Taught Me", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "Connaius Tu Le Pays" and "It's a Grand Night For Singing".
  • June 10, 1957
    June 10, 1957
    Episode 38
    6/10/57
    0.0
    Basso Jerome Hines and his wife Lucia Evangelista are the guest soloists. Howard Barlow conducts the Firestone Orchestra and Chorus for the last show of Season 8. Highlights: Jerome and Lucia duet on "Desert Song".
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