Price: $1; $1.50 reserved
15 September 2017
“The complimentary concert given last night at Steinway Hall for the benefit of Mr. John Darcie was an entire success, as we predicted it would be, from a knowledge of the artists who were to assist in the performance. The concert was well opened by an overture from the ‘Poet and Peasant,’ performed on the organ by Mr. Berge. Mrs. Jenny Kempton’s rendering of one of Rossini’s best airs, ‘Una Voca,’ was very much applauded. The duo performed by Mr. S. B. Mills and Mr. Theodore Thomas—an andante from Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’—was given by these artists with the most exquisite taste and sentiment.
“We have not space to mention specially the performances which delighted the audience, but cannot forbear to approve its admiration of the manner in which ‘The Mother’s Lament’ was sung by Mrs. Brinkerhoff, whose pure tones and expressive style are too seldom enjoyed here. Altogether the concert was a great success, both artistically and pecuniarily.”