Southern Relief Fund and Mercantile Library Association Benefit

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Conductor(s):
Angelo Torriani

Price: $1.50; $2 reserved; $1 family circle; $10 private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
11 March 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Mar 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Masaniello; Mute Girl of Portici; Stumme von Portici
Composer(s): Auber
4)
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Minnie Hauk
5)
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Signor [tenor] Baragli
6)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Mr. [harpist] Albano
7)
Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Clara Louise Kellogg
8)
Composer(s): Hopkins
9)
aka Prophete. Coronation march; Grand processional march; Krönungsmarsch; Crowning march
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
10)
aka Romance de Siebel; Romanza; Lovely flower, I pray
Composer(s): Gounod
11)
aka Vepres; I Vespri siciliani; Sicilian vespers, The
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Clara Louise Kellogg
12)
aka Vepres; I Vespri siciliani; Sicilian vespers, The
Composer(s): Verdi
13)
aka Notturno; Nocturne; Tell me again you love me
Composer(s): Donizetti
15)
aka Introduction
Composer(s): Hérold

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 25 March 1867.

“The Mercantile Library Association is entitled to the credit of originating this concert, while its success is due to the generosity of Mr. Maretzek in allowing the use of the Academy and in permitting the artists of his company to assist.”

2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 March 1867.
3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 March 1867, 1.
4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 30 March 1867.

Includes program.

5)
Announcement: New-York Times, 30 March 1867, 4.
6)
Review: New York Herald, 31 March 1867, 7.

“Amusements. Musical…The concert for the Southern Relief Fund took place at the Academy of Music last night, and as far as a really brilliant audience went, it was a success. A number of well-known vocalists and instrumentalists gave selections from operas, and one from the centipedal drama. Undoubtedly a large addition was made to the fund for the laudable object as a result of the concert.”

7)
Review: New-York Times, 01 April 1867, 5.

“The concert in aid of the Southern Relief Fund, given at the Academy of Music on Saturday evening, under the auspices of the Mercantile Library Association was largely attended and will probably add a couple of thousand dollars to that charity. Tonight in aid of the same fund, Mr. George Francis Train delivers a lecture at Irving Hall.”

8)
Review: New York Musical Gazette, May 1867, 52.

A mention that the concert took place. “The array of talent was certainly great enough in both [there was also a concert at Plymouth Church, Brooklyn] to attract large audiences.”