Orpheon Free Choral School Fund Concert: 4th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

William Dressler

Price: $.50

Record Information


Last Updated:
18 January 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

31 Jan 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 January 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 01 February 1867, 7.

“Mr. Jerome Hopkins’ fourth concert for the Orphans, &c. fund, took place at Steinway Hall last night. The audience was very large, and, with the artists, constituted a sort of mutual admiration society, for everything was encored. Madame de Lussan, soprano; Mr. Dawson, pianist; Mr. Henry Mollenhauer, violoncellist, and other artists assisted in the concert. Mr. Hopkins, in response to an encore, created a sensation by whistling and accompanying himself on the piano—a novel feature in a public concert. The orphans were well represented on the occasion and evinced much enthusiasm in the music.” 

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 01 February 1867.

“Music. Last night at Steinway’s the popular pianist, Jerome Hopkins, gave his annual concert in aid of the Orpheon free choral school — a musical benevolence which he has in every way aided by his talents. He was assisted by Madame de Lussan, contralto, and Miss McNab, a new contralto; by J. A. Dawson, Mr. Eugene Trastour, and Mr. H. Mollenhauer—all instrumentalists of merit. Though the concert was a success inevitably, its generous objects deserved even a greater share of public favor.”

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 16 February 1867, 440-441.

“At a recently performed concert at the Steinway Hall, the pianist Jerome Hopkins was called forward, sat down at the piano and accompanied himself while whistling a da capo piece.”