Arion Gesangverein Soirée: 1st

Event Information

Terrace Garden

Carl Bergmann

Event Type:
Choral, Orchestral

Record Information


Last Updated:
14 June 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Jun 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Season ticket for admission.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Gounod
Text Author: Barbier, Carré
Composer(s): Weber
aka Rothtraut
Composer(s): Veit
Participants:  Arion Gesangverein
Composer(s): Wagner
Composer(s): Strauss
Composer(s): Vieuxtemps
aka Night Wanderer
Composer(s): Strauss
aka Ecko galopp; Echo galopp
Composer(s): Bergmann
aka Prophete. Coronation march; Grand processional march; Krönungsmarsch; Crowning march
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
aka Roman triumph; Römischer Triumphgesang; Romischer Leichenfeier
Composer(s): Bruch


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 05 June 1868, 4.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 June 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 June 1868, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 06 June 1868, 6.
Review: New York Herald, 07 June 1868, 7.

“This justly popular society opened their usual series of night concerts last evening at the Terrace Garden, on Third avenue and Fifty-ninth street. The attendance was very large and fashionable, and it was generally regretted that the rain at about ten o’clock diminished the number of those present by fully one-half. The ‘Arionites’ and their particular friends, their favorites and many others feared not the rain. The programme of the performance was attractive and entertaining. Especial merit is due to the ‘Roman Triumphal Hymn,’ sung by the whole Arion chorus, accompanied by the orchestra, which was excellently rendered. The ‘Serenade,’ by Teili, a solo for the flute and the horn, was excellently rendered. These open air night concerts will be repeated every other Saturday night at the same place.  The orchestra was under the direction of Carl Bergmann.”

Review: New-York Times, 07 June 1868, 5.

“The jolly, pleasure-loving Arions commenced their summer series of amusements last night, at Terrace Garden, by an orchestral concert. The march from Faust opened the programme, followed by overtures, ‘waltzes,’ reveries, polkas, serenades, flute, horn, and violin solos, gallops and triumphal marches. The band was led by CARL BERGMAN. Terrace Garden renewed its gaiety of last Summer, and the usual amount of lager, syrups and Rhine wine were drank. There was a very good attendance, and the usual sociability manifested at the gatherings of this Society, where the members and their families are much interlinked by acquaintance and good fellowship.”

Review: New-York Times, 08 June 1868, 5.

“The excellent series of Garden concerts, now in course of being interrupted by the weather, under the vexation of Mr. Carl Bergmann, deserve the particular attention of the public. The orchestra is one of the best ever brought together by the conductor, whose admirable abilities are well known. The programmes are varied and good, light and refreshing as becomes the Summer season, (if we may be pardoned the sarcasm,) and yet in certain points instructive. The Garden is pleasantly situated. It is conducted with strict propriety, (as we may well suppose when the worthy director of the Philharmonic Society presides in the orchestra,) and affords a charming resort for all who live on the east side, or, indeed, for all who have leisure and inclination to seek the fresh air. On Saturday evening the Arion Society gave its first Summer Night Festival. They will be repeated on alternate Saturdays during the season. The weather, we need scarcely remind our readers, was stormy, and although the attendance was good, it did not fairly represent the interest taken in these general reunions. Nevertheless, the best of feeling prevailed and every one was pleased.  Mr. BERGMANN has a different programme each evening, retaining only those numbers which the public approval demands.”