Harrison Sunday Concert: 17th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

George W. Colby

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
22 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Jan 1868, Evening

Program Details

Program also included unidentified selections by Haydn, Balfe, Donizetti, Vieuxtemps, Verdi, and Mendelssohn.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Bott
Participants:  Carl Rosa
Composer(s): Pattison
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Angiolina Ghioni
Composer(s): Thomas
Text Author: Frodsham
Participants:  Brookhouse Bowler


Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 January 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 January 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 27 January 1868, 8.

“The Seventeenth Sunday Concert at Steinway Hall last night introduced Madame Angiolina Ghioni, soprano; Carl Rosa, violinist; J. N. Pattison, pianist; Brookhouse Bowler, tenor; J. Caulfield, organist, and G. W. Colby, conductor. The programme comprised selections from Haydn, Balfe, Bott, Meyerbeer, Donizetti, Vieuxtemps, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Pattison and J. R. Thomas. Carl Rosa’s playing of Bott’s ‘Adagio Religieuse’ was characterized by a clear, broad, exquisitely modulated tone, delicacy of expression and warmth of feeling. Pattison played his sparkling polka de concert, ‘Sortie du Bal,’ in brilliant style, and received an encore. Mme. Ghioni sang a romanza from ‘Robert le Diable.’ She has a powerful voice, with a certain command over it; but there is little expression or variety in it. One of Thomas’ beautiful ballads, ‘Ah, Never Dream my Love can Change,’ was sung by Bowler in excellent style, and drew a deserved encore.”

Review: New-York Times, 28 January 1868, 5.

“Mr. Harrison's Sunday concert took place here last evening, in the presence of an excellent house. The artists were Mme. Ghioni, Mr. Brookhouse Bowler, Mr. J. N. Pattison, and Carlo Rosa. The performance was in every way excellent, and gave entire satisfaction to the audience.”