Central Park Band Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Mall

Conductor(s):
Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Price: Free

Event Type:
Band

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
9 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Sep 1867, 3:30 PM

Program Details

Although the review states that the last number was "Home, sweet home," the programme given in the Post lists it as the customary "Home thoughts" by Dodworth.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Park march, The; Central Park; Central Park music; Salutory park march; Salutary park march; Concert-Signal March; Proem
Composer(s): Dodworth
3)
Composer(s): Rossini
4)
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
5)
Composer(s): Mozart
7)
Composer(s): Hamm
8)
aka Leonore overture, op. 138; Fidelio overture, no. 1 ; Fidelis overture, no. 1
Composer(s): Beethoven
9)
Composer(s): Dodworth
10)
aka Guard's waltz
Composer(s): Godfrey
12)
aka Midsummer night's dream, A; Songe d'une nuit d'été
Composer(s): Unknown composer
13)
aka Rose romance
Composer(s): Spohr
14)
Composer(s): Dodworth
15)
aka Champagne galop; Champagner Galopp; Champaign
Composer(s): Lumbye
16)
Composer(s): Dodworth

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 20 September 1867.

Includes program.

2)
Review: New York Herald, 22 September 1867, 7.

“The pleasant weather yesterday attracted thousands to the usual Saturday concert at the Park. The programme comprised some excellent selections. First came the sparkling overture to Tancredi, so dear to all small fingers on the piano, as in school, conservatory, parlor and amateur concert, it is constantly drummed out by ambitious misses. One of Meyerbeer’s peculiar ideas, a polonaise from L’Africaine, followed, and a grand selection from Don Giovanni closed the first part. A march, by Hamm, the immortal Fidelis overture, No. 1, a bouquet of melodies arranged by Harvey Dodworth, and Godfrey’s notorious Guards’ Waltz, to which the organ grinders now teach their monkeys to dance, formed the second part of the programme. Then the mischievous Puck flew into the pagoda, and the vagaries of the Midsummer Night’s Dream passed before the listeners. A Romance by Spohr, a rondo by Dodworth, and a champaigne galop by Lumbye followed, and then the strains of ‘Home, Sweet Home’ announced the close of the concert. The Park was crowded with visitors to a greater extent than on many previous Saturdays. The concerts will be continued, probably, until the bleak winds of the North announce the approach of the wintry season.”