Thomas Popular Garden Concert: 84th

Event Information

Terrace Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
Philipp Bernet

Manager / Director:
Felice J. Eben

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.25

Event Type:

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 February 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Sep 1867, 7:30 PM

Program Details

"Beethoven Night."

Selections from Egmont included at least the Overture, Larghetto, and Allegretto. See review in the New York Tribune.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Freischutz overture
Composer(s): Weber
aka Liebes-Träume; Liebes Träume; Brünner Walzer; Dreams of Love
Composer(s): Lanner
Composer(s): Strauss
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Composer(s): Beethoven
aka Marche aux flambeaux; Torch song; Torch dance; Fackeltanze
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
aka From the mountains; Von den Bergen
Composer(s): Strauss
aka Blitz, Der ; Eclair, L'
Composer(s): Halévy
Composer(s): Strauss


Advertisement: New-York Times, 11 September 1867, 7.

Includes program. Notice at bottom:

"Orders are now received for CONCERTS, BALLS, PARTIES, FAIRS, ETC., for any number of instrumentalists. Office No. 806 Broadway. F.J. EBEN, Business Manager."

Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 September 1867, 12.

“Beethoven Night.”

Includes program and Eben notice (see New York Times advertisement).

Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 11 September 1867, 6.

Includes program; no Eben notice (see New York Times advertisement).

Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 11 September 1867, 7.

Includes program and Eben notice (see New York Times advertisement).

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 September 1867, 8.

“Many friends of the orchestra will regret exceedingly that the summer season of the Terrace Garden is drawing to a close.  Not only in the absence of other concerts, but in themselves were the performances there under Mr. Thomas’s baton a nightly benefit and pleasure. The second part of Wednesday night’s programme was composed entirely of selections of Beethoven. The overture, march, and two other movements from Egmont were much enjoyed through the precision, power and delicacy of play that always mark Mr. Thomas’s orchestration, though it seemed to us that the Larghetto of Egmont was, as usual, more mysterious alike to the musicians and hearer than most of Beethoven’s music. No performance could have brought more fully to our souls the stormy struggles, the powerful triumph, he glimpses of sunny peace that come with them, and represented in the Allegro con brio, the last movement of the 7th symphony, than did that of Wednesday night. It is just a little strange that we should hear in concerts of so popular a character as those of the Terrace Garden, some of the best productions of the whole instrumental season, as. For instance, the selections from Bach, Mozart, Gluck, and Gounod given last night."

[Remainder of review is of concert of 9/13/67.]