Thomas Popular Garden Concert: 23rd

Event Information

Terrace Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
Philipp Bernet

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.25

Event Type:

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
29 January 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Jul 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

The citations mark Liszt's Vom Fels zum Meer as "new;" this indicates that it is either new to America or new to the Popular Garden concert series. (The first concert at which Thomas began to premiere new works in this concert series was the Thomas Popular Garden Concert: 19th on 07/02/67.)

No concert was given as part of the Popular Garden series on Saturday, July 6th.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Welker
aka Masaniello; Mute Girl of Portici; Stumme von Portici
Composer(s): Auber
aka Burgersinn
Composer(s): Strauss
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Composer(s): Spohr
aka Victory march; March of victory
Composer(s): Liszt
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
Composer(s): Strauss
aka The Standard Bearer; The Standard Watch; Der Fahnenträger; Der Fahnen Träger; The Warrior Bard
Composer(s): Lindpaintner
aka Lafayette
Composer(s): Müller


Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 July 1867.

Includes program.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 05 July 1867, 7.

Includes program.

Review: New-York Times, 08 July 1867, 4.

“Mr. Theodore Thomas' presence at Terrace Garden last week appears to have given a separate interest to the concerts there, at which, like Coleridge’s troop of spirits his superb little orchestra “fills the air with their sweet jargoning,” and the result has been, as upon Friday night, when an interlude of classical music was in order, and last evening, audiences quite as numerous as the populations of some large towns were gathered there. Mr. Thomas has introduced in these recent programmes some of the novelties that he encountered abroad, and among these the 'March of Victory from the Mountains to the Sea,' recently composed by Liszt for the King of Prussia, has caught the popular ear at once. It is always encored. The piece has a jubilant opening, but the main theme, which is in a quiet strain, is rather expressive of a solitary gratification at triumph—as by the King himself—than any general outburst of joy. The technicalities of the composition are, of course, beyond questioning. It is determined hereafter to make Sunday's programmes at these concerts classical also, on account of the increasing patronage of those more elevated entertainments. There will yet remain, however, three evenings of the lighter dance and operatic music, and the Sunday selections from all the others. The fever which these pleasing recreations –given in the open air—have received so far, adds but another illustration to what has now become almost a mission: that there is nothing pays like amusing the public, and that there is nothing so easy!”