Thomas Sunday Evening Concert: 31st

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 March 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

31 Mar 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Wagner
Composer(s): Bach
aka "With verdure clad"; Schopfung, Die. Nun beut die Flur das frische Grun
Composer(s): Haydn
Participants:  Pauline Canissa


Announcement: New York Sun, 25 March 1867, 4.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 March 1867, 1.

“Second appearance of the favorite Prima Donna, MLLE. PAULINE CANISSA.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 March 1867.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 01 April 1867, 8.

“Music…The Sunday Concerts of Manager Harrison have been invariably well received, and for their time and season appear to be indispensable—a fact due alike to their occasion and their management. Considered popularly, it may seem hypercritical to say that parts of the Sunday concerts have seemed to us flippant and uninstructive. There is every reason why Sunday night should be improved to the highest advantage of music, and we maintain that the grandest music will always constitute the most sacred concert. But no serious objection need be recorded of the capital programme of last evening. Excepting the first movement of the symphony in D, by Mozart, and the finale to the first act of Wagner’s Lohengrin, both delivered skillfully by the orchestra, nothing in it was quite so good as a performance as Mr. Geo. W. Morgan’s organ solos. One of Bach’e great organ pieces—a fugue with a small tempest of ever-revolving, ever-varying cheer—was discoursed by him in a spirited and characteristic way. Haydn’s aria, ‘With Verdure Clad,’ was tastefully, though not powerfully, sung by Miss Pauline Canissa.”