Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison
Claudio Solomon Grafulla
Price: $1; $.50 reserved
14 February 2016
Festival has been very successful economically. The revenue was $2000 to $3000 per concert. However, artistically the concerts were less satisfactory. There was not enough time and care given to rehearsals; thus only the older and often performed orchestra and vocal pieces were decently performed. (…)
Commends Harrison’s very successful “daring experiment” for this series, which required a major upfront outlay of cash, took place late in the season, and “appealed to the sensibility and the intellect rather than the passions” (included no ballet, live animals, or scenery).
“On Saturday there were again presented two miscellaneous programmes. The violent rain storm in the evening did not prevent the usual crowd. The audience was scarcely smaller than it had been during the rest of this remarkable series of entertainments.”