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:
12 May 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Two orchestras performed this concert. The name of the second is not provided. The Norma fantasie, excerpts from Beethoven’s Ruinen von Athen, Robert le diable fantaise, and “Hallelujah chorus” were performed by both orchestras.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Wienrecht
3)
aka Tannhauser overture
Composer(s): Wagner
4)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
5)
Composer(s): Strauss
6)
aka I would my love
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Text Author: Heine
7)
aka Kukuk-Polka
Composer(s): Herzog
8)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
9)
aka Schmükt die Altäre ; Marche religieuse
Composer(s): Beethoven
10)
aka Robert the devil
Composer(s): Unknown composer
11)
Composer(s): Handel
12)
aka Armée; Armee; Militia; Miliz
Composer(s): Heinsdorff
13)
aka Orpheus; Orphee aux enfers; Orpheus in the Underworld
Composer(s): Offenbach
14)
Composer(s): Schubert
15)
Composer(s): Strauss
16)
Composer(s): Stigelli

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 22 September 1868, 2.

“The large concert hall is comfortable even on the coldest nights we have yet had, and the attendance, on the gala nights especially, is very large.”

2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 22 September 1868, 7.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 22 September 1868, 6.

Includes program.