Thomas Popular Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Orchestral

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
7 June 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Jun 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Gounod’s "Ave Maria" was arranged for solo violins, cornet, piano and organ.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
3)
Composer(s): Flotow
4)
Composer(s): Strauss
5)
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
7)
aka Enclume; Amboss
Composer(s): Parlow
8)
aka Yankee Doodle variations
Composer(s): Scholl
9)
aka Introduction
Composer(s): Hérold
10)
Composer(s): Wagner
11)
aka Morgenblatter; Melodische Depeschen; Morning flowers
Composer(s): Strauss
12)
aka Grande duchesse quadrille
Composer(s): Strauss
13)
Composer(s): Unknown composer

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 June 1868.

Includes program.

2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 June 1868, 7.

Includes program.

3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 02 June 1868, 6.
4)
Review: New York Post, 03 June 1868.

“The Central Park Garden concerts are becoming more and more popular. The most cultivated musical taste is satisfied with the performances, and the pleasure that comes from hearing the best music is supplemented by social delights and the enjoyment of more material satisfaction.”

5)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 03 June 1868, 8.

“The Central Park Garden and Music Hall, where Theodore Thomas nightly wields his baton, has been literally crowded every evening since the date of opening, with fashionable audiences, who, judging from the deafening and constant applause, seem to appreciate the elegant and choice music of the well-disciplined orchestra. The tables in the spacious dining hall are always filled, and the supply of eatables has frequently not equaled the demand. The Central Park Garden is now one of the institutions of the city, and its success is an established fact.”