CBC Television Network

CBC Concert Hour

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1954 to 1955

Broadcast Medium: Television

Originated in Montreal featuring serious and classical music, with an emphasis on chamber music. The premiere (l4 October l954) featured Sir Ernest MacMillan, and the program promised such future conductors as Wilfred Pelletier, Boyd Neel, and Roland Leduc. Performers included international and Canadian stars, such as Andres Segovia, John Newmark, Joseph Szigeti, Maureen Forrester, and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf. Produced by Pierre Mercure and Noel Gauven, and the stage director was Irving Gutman.

Aired Sunday evenings, later Thursday evenings, from June 1954 to June 1955

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002