Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 4th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman
Lafayette F. Harrison

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 December 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Nov 1866, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Some of the citations record this as the third concert in the series; owing to an issue with scheduling on Mondays and Wednesdays, Music in Gotham counts this as the fourth. For an explanation of this discrepancy, see the program details of Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 1st on 11/12/66.

Unidentified orchestral pieces are “lighter.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Unknown composer


Announcement: New York Herald, 26 November 1866, 8.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 November 1866.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 November 1866, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 28 November 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 28 November 1866, 5.

"Popular Concert.--The third [sic] popular concert of the series offered by Messrs. Bateman and Harrison takes place to-night at Steinway Hall. Mr. Thomas' celebrated orchestra will be there, and the soloists are Miss Lizzie Allen, (soprano,) Mr. B. Boeckelmann, (piano,) and Mr. G.W. Colby, (conductor. [sic; both for punctuation and that Colby served as conductor--all other citations record him as the accompanist].

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 28 November 1866, 8.


Messrs. Bateman and Harrison will give their third [sic] Wednesday Popular Concert this evening at Steinway Hall. [Illeg.] such occasion, in addition to Theodore Thomas's orchestra, [illeg.] artists will appear: [lists performers]. The Monday concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music attracted a crowded and brilliant audience. The concert to-nightw ill doubtless meet with the same flattering recognition."

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 29 November 1866, 5.

“The wet weather interfered with the attendance at the Hall, but still the number of visitors footed up hundreds. The orchestra, under Theo, Thomas, played movements from Beethoven’s second symphony very finely. The effects were closely attended to and the ensemble for the size of the orchestra was excellent. The lighter orchestral pieces were given with great spirit and effect, and were loudly applauded. Miss Lizzie Allen sang very ambitiously, but she has a great deal to acquire before she will be fit to appear in a concert room. Mr. Boeckelmann has considerable execution of a certain sort, and very little else, we think.”