Thomas Popular Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

Conductor(s):
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Choral, Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
6 July 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Jul 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Second extra gala night.

Includes fireworks and “brilliant illumination” (presumably gas lights).

Thomas gave afternoon and evening concerts on this day at the Central Park Garden. Unclear whether the cost of admission ($.50) was the rate for both concerts.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Burgerschutzen
Composer(s): Mallach
Participants:  Thomas Band
3)
Composer(s): Hohnstock
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
4)
Composer(s): Faust
Participants:  Thomas Band
5)
Composer(s): Gung'l
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
6)
aka How fair art thou; How beautiful you are
Composer(s): Weidt
Participants:  Thomas Band
7)
aka 'S giebt nur Kaiserstadt, ’s giebt nur ein Wien; Kaiserstadt polka
Composer(s): Strauss
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
8)
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Thomas Band
9)
aka Grande duchesse quadrille
Composer(s): Strauss
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
10)
aka Heroic march; Prussia's heroes
Composer(s): Herrmann
Participants:  Thomas Band
11)
Composer(s): Litolff
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
12)
aka Militaire
Composer(s): Brepsont
Participants:  Thomas Band
13)
Composer(s): Gounod
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
14)
aka Tannhauser, “Freudig begrüssen wir die edle Halle,” Allegro [arr. Hamm]
Composer(s): Wagner
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
15)
aka Tannhauser, chorus
Composer(s): Wagner
Participants:  Chorus, unidentified
16)
Composer(s): Lorenz
Participants:  Thomas Band
17)
Composer(s): Koppitz
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
18)
aka Prayer; Ave Maria
Composer(s): Wallace
Participants:  Thomas Band
19)
aka Blue Danube
Composer(s): Strauss
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
20)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Thomas Band
21)
aka Enclume; Amboss
Composer(s): Parlow
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
22)
Composer(s): Unknown composer

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 July 1868.

Includes program.

2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 04 July 1868, 7.

Includes program.

3)
Review: New York Herald, 11 July 1868, 8.

Brief. “The second gala night at the Central Park Garden disclosed the fact that all the fashionable folks have not yet left the city.”