Thomas Popular Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
31 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Prophete. Coronation march; Grand processional march; Krönungsmarsch; Crowning march
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
3)
Composer(s): Wagner
4)
aka Soldier's dance; Danses militaires; Soldiers' Dances
Composer(s): Lanner
5)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
6)
aka King Stephen; King Steven; Konig Stephan
Composer(s): Beethoven
7)
aka Traumerei
Composer(s): Schumann
8)
aka Devil's darning needle; Sibelle
Composer(s): Strauss
9)
aka 'S giebt nur Kaiserstadt, ’s giebt nur ein Wien; Kaiserstadt polka
Composer(s): Strauss
10)
aka Hungarian March; Rákóczi March; Rakoczy
Composer(s): Berlioz
11)
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
12)
Composer(s): Vieuxtemps
13)
aka Spharen-Klange
Composer(s): Strauss
14)
aka Alla turca; Türkischer Marsch; Turkish March; Allegretto in A minor
Composer(s): Mozart

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 09 August 1868, 7.
2)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 09 August 1868, 8.
3)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 09 August 1868, 8.

Includes program.

4)
Review: New York Herald, 10 August 1868, 8.

Brief. “The Central Park Garden Concerts nightly attract numerous audiences. The entertainment furnished is of the highest order, and one can enjoy the musical productions of the great masters performed by an excellent orchestra of forty-two performers.”

5)
Review: New-York Times, 10 August 1868, 4.

“Another week of the admirable concerts directed by Mr. Theodore Thomas at this favorite place of resort shows that the growing disposition of the public is to enjoy out-of-door music, provided it is of a high character, as Mr. Thomas always makes it. In any kind of business or art the temptation to slight customers is great, or is so regarded, but he is sure of permanent success who always does the best that can be done for those who sustain him. A permanent and profitable reputation will always be secured by such adherence to a sound principle. No one will question the assertion that Mr. Thomas makes great effort to be more worthy of success each time that he places an orchestra before the public, and the knowledge of this fact has stimulated the public to enjoy the excellent concerts at this popular garden. The music has that happy blending of the lively and the severe that is sure to give ‘the greatest happiness to the greatest number,’ and this may account for the large share of patronage that throngs the garden every night. In Paris and London open-air concerts are no novelty, but many of the good folks of our metropolis have not yet learned what a mine of pleasure and a wealth of satisfaction can be enjoyed at such concerts as are given here. There is every facility afforded for obtaining the refreshments customary at such places, and yet there is no interruption to the delight from the fine orchestral music that makes the evenings so well and happily passed.”