Thomas Central Park Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.25; $2 extra private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
12 May 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Good health quickstep; Turner March, “Good Health”; Leipziger Turnfest; Turnfest in Leipzig
Composer(s): Hamm
3)
aka Trumpet overture
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
4)
aka Spharen-Klange
Composer(s): Strauss
5)
Composer(s): Donizetti
6)
Composer(s): Nembach
8)
Composer(s): Weber
9)
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
10)
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
11)
aka Morgenblatter; Melodische Depeschen; Morning flowers
Composer(s): Strauss
12)
Composer(s): Offenbach
13)
aka Champagne galop; Champagner Galopp; Champaign
Composer(s): Lumbye

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 25 September 1868, 2.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 September 1868, 7.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 25 September 1868, 6.
4)
Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 10 October 1868, 153.

In a recent concert of Theo. Thomas at the Central Park Garden, the first work of the composer A. Nembach was introduced. Beginning with a slow pace, the composer moves on skillfully into the allegro part. The arrangement is ‘strictly elastic” [quote], played with verve and ends with a big effect. Although the instrumentation seemed insecure in some parts, the composition shows evidence of talent, a thorough musical education and skill and justifies grand expectations. The young composer lives in Cincinnati and is well-known there for his skills as a musician and conductor. We believe we will hear more of him.