Harrison Sunday Concert: 15th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

George W. Colby

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Jan 1868, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Brookhouse Bowler
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Brookhouse Bowler
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Annie Kemp
aka Grande fantaisie dramatique sur les themes de Faust
Composer(s): Pattison
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  James Caulfield


Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 January 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 09 January 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 13 January 1868, 8.

“Steinway Hall.—Harrison’s fifteenth Sunday concert was crowded last night. The artistes were Mr. and Mrs. Bowler, Miss Clementine Barnard, Mr. G. W. Colby and Mr. Caulfield. Mr. Bowler is a new arrival from England and is a very fine tenor, although the ‘Cujus Animam’ of Rossini was entirely beyond his reach. In ballad she [sic] has a good deal of the Sims Reeves style, and was very successful. Mrs. Annie Kemp Bowler made a poor hand of an aria from ‘Dinorah,’ and needs a good deal of training before she can sing in a first class concert. Miss Barnard is an admirable pianist, and she gave Thalberg’s ‘Straniera’ fantasia and Pattison’s ‘Faust’ with much delicacy and artistic feeling. Her technique might be improved somewhat, but there is no doubt that she will yet make a mark in piano playing. When she gains more power and is better adapted to bring out the full tones of the magnificent grand piano she will be a welcome addition to our already plethoric supply of pianists. We have spoken of Caulfield’s organ playing before and are not obliged to alter our opinion from last night’s performance. Colby is an excellent accompanist, and proved it particularly in the selection from the ‘Stabat Mater.’”