Thomas Popular Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.50; $2.50 private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
30 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Two separate ensembles performed this concert: the Thomas Orchestra and an “orchestra” unnamed by the citations. Music in Gotham understands the second ensemble to be the Thomas Band. Both groups performed the march from L’Africaine and the selection from Mosè in Egitto.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Zikoff
3)
Composer(s): Wagner
4)
Composer(s): Donizetti
5)
Composer(s): Strauss
6)
aka Tyrolese song
Composer(s): Proch
Text Author: Deinhardstein
8)
aka Indienne march
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra;  Thomas Band
9)
aka Greeting march
Composer(s): Michaelis [comp.-cond.]
10)
Composer(s): Litolff
11)
Composer(s): Hayer
12)
aka Midsummer night's dream, A; Songe d'une nuit d'été
Composer(s): Unknown composer
13)
aka Prayer; Preghiera; Mose in Egitto
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra;  Thomas Band
14)
aka Koniggratzer Sieges-Marsch
Composer(s): Piefke
15)
Composer(s): Flotow
16)
Composer(s): Verdi
17)
aka Village swallows; Village swallows from Austria; Die Dorfschwalben
Composer(s): Strauss
18)
aka Good night, farewell; Gute Nacht
Composer(s): Kücken

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Musical Gazette, June 1868, 60.

“New York” Theodore Thomas Orchestra gave Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony on Tuesday evening; it was “superbly rendered” and popular with audience.  

2)
Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 25 July 1868, 1.
3)
Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 01 August 1868, 1.
4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 August 1868.
5)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 01 August 1868, 7.
6)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 01 August 1868, 6.

Lists orchestra and "Bande."