Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
Price: $.50; $1 reserved
6 December 2017
“The seventh sacred concert will take place this evening at Irving Hall. Madame Johannsen, soprano; Mr. Heind’l, flute; Mr. Colby, pianist, and Mr. Thomas’ orchestra will appear in a splendid programme.”
“Sunday Concert--Irving Hall.
The best proof of the popularity and success of Mr. Harrison’s concerts was the immense attendance last evening, in spite of the inclemency of the weather. Beethoven’s symphony in D No. 2 was played by Mr. Thomas’ orchestra in excellent style. Madame Johannsen sang an aria from Flotow’s stradella [sic] in the artistic style that has characterized all her renditions at these concerts. In Lumbye’s ‘Vision in a Dream,’ Mr. Heind’l played a zitter [sic] solo, and again a flute solo, and was vehemently applauded in both. The only thing wanting in the sacred concerts at Irving Hall is a sufficient number of instrumentalists to do full justice to the extraordinarily heavy orchestral programmes. No other orchestra in the city but that of Mr. Thomas could render those works so well with from thirty to forty performers.”