Thomas Central Park Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.50; $2 extra private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
3 April 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Reinbold
3)
aka Diebische Elster, Die; Thieving magpie
Composer(s): Rossini
4)
aka Carnival messenger
Composer(s): Strauss
5)
aka Grand Potpourri
Composer(s): Gounod
6)
Composer(s): Flotow
7)
Composer(s): Vieuxtemps
8)
Composer(s): Strauss
9)
aka Robert the devil
Composer(s): Unknown composer
11)
aka Sleepwalker
Composer(s): Bellini [composer]
12)
Composer(s): Strauss
13)
aka Prussian Parade; Potpourri
Composer(s): Gung'l

Citations

1)
Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 12 September 1868, 1.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 September 1868.
3)
Review: New York Herald, 14 September 1868, 4.

“The Central Park Garden concerts have now become a permanent attraction in the city. The selections played by Thomas’ orchestra are always pleasing to the popular as well as the musical ear. Every school of music receives a share of the attention of this clever director.”

4)
Announcement: New York Post, 14 September 1868, 4.

“The concerts at Central Park Garden still draw as large crowds as ever. A fine programme will be performed to-night, and to-morrow an extra gala performance will be given.”

5)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 September 1868, 7.
6)
Review: New-York Times, 14 September 1868, 4.

“Mr. Theodore Thomas’ concerts, at the Central Park Garden, are not only the best of their kind given in America, but the best of their kind given anywhere. This orchestra is now in thorough order, and plays with admirable precision. The Garden is always well attended, and the audience is as fashionable as at any place of amusement in the City.”

7)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 September 1868, 6.