Steinway Hall: John Darcie Benefit

Event Information

Venue(s):
Steinway Hall

Conductor(s):
Theodore Schreiner [pf, cond.]
George W. Colby

Price: $1; $1.50 reserved

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
15 September 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 May 1868, Evening

Program Details

Complimentary Concert to Mr. John Darcie (“formerly agent of the most celebrated artists who have ever visited this country,” per New York Herald, 05/06/68, p. 7). Selections from Beethoven’s Kreutzer sonata include the Andante (with variations) and finale.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Poet and peasant overture
Composer(s): Suppé
Participants:  William Berge
4)
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Jennie Kempton
6)
aka Erlkoenig; Erlking; Erl-king; Elf King, The
Composer(s): Schubert
Participants:  Maria Scoville Brainerd
7)
Composer(s): Bartlett
Participants:  Marie Gilbert
8)
Composer(s): Perring
Text Author: Longfellow
Participants:  James Ernest Perring
9)
Composer(s): Neukomm
Participants:  John Rogers Thomas
11)
aka Freischutz overture
Composer(s): Weber
Participants:  George Washbourne Morgan
12)
aka Where shall I wander
Composer(s): Marshall
Text Author: Norton
Participants:  Clara M. Brinkerhoff
13)
Composer(s): Mills
Participants:  Sebastian Bach Mills
14)
aka Like a well-spring in the desert; I think of thee
Composer(s): Abt
Text Author: Linley
Participants:  William J. Hill [tenor]
15)
Composer(s): Traventi
Participants:  Jennie Kempton
16)
Composer(s): Dupont
Participants:  J. A. Dawson
17)
aka Echo song; Swiss echo song
Composer(s): Eckert
Participants:  Nellie [soprano] Bowen
18)
Composer(s): Hesse
Participants:  James Caulfield

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 April 1868.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 May 1868, 7.
3)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 02 May 1868, 2.
4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 May 1868.

Includes program and artists.

5)
Announcement: New York Herald, 06 May 1868, 7.
6)
Announcement: New York Post, 06 May 1868.
7)
Announcement: New-York Times, 06 May 1868, 4.
8)
Review: New York Post, 07 May 1868.

“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.”