Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
29 December 2016
Thomas’ concerts at Lyric Hall are as popular as his concerts usually are. The programs are entertaining and at the same time of fine taste. The relatively small orchestra plays with precision, consistency, sensitivity and verve. It is equal with the best orchestras in Europe. We highly recommend the attendance at these concerts.
“Away up town in Sixth avenue opposite the Croton Reservoir, is a very handsome little hall, capable of holding comfortably about a thousand persons. In this hall Theodore Thomas gives orchestral concerts every Friday and Sunday evening. Last night there were but few people there, but the programme was intresting. Auber, Lanner, Schumann, Gounod, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Kreutzere and Schubert contributed to make it effective, and the orchestra were faithful interpreters. The fantasia on Faust was particularly good and received merited applause.”