Thomas Popular Garden Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.50; $2 extra private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
26 May 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 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 L’Etoile du Nord overture, the Ernani fantasie, and the “Marche du sacre” from Le Prophéte.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Introduction and chorus to Lohengrin
Composer(s): Wagner
3)
aka Maza; Elegie sur La Favorite de Donizetti
Composer(s): Mazas
4)
Composer(s): Strauss
5)
aka Capricia; Capriccio
Composer(s): Hager
6)
aka Two grenadiers
Composer(s): Schumann
Text Author: Heine
7)
aka Etoile du nord, L', overture
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra;  Thomas Band
8)
Composer(s): Hamm
9)
aka Jota aragonesa
Composer(s): Glinka
10)
Composer(s): Fesca
11)
aka Enclume; Amboss
Composer(s): Parlow
12)
Composer(s): Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra;  Thomas Band
13)
Composer(s): Hilbrecht
14)
aka Masaniello; Mute Girl of Portici; Stumme von Portici
Composer(s): Auber
15)
aka Ernesto's serenade; Night is calm
Composer(s): Donizetti
16)
aka nocturne ; notturino;
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
18)
aka First flirtation; Kuren
Composer(s): Strauss
19)
aka Prophete. Coronation march; Grand processional march; Krönungsmarsch; Crowning march
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra;  Thomas Band
20)
aka Victory; March of victory; Friedrich Carl Siegesmarsch; Grand triumph
Composer(s): Bilse

Citations

1)
Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 15 August 1868, 1.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 August 1868.
3)
Review: New York Herald, 18 August 1868, 5.

The Central Park Garden concerts are the most enjoyable activity for August’s hot summer nights and are well attended.

4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 August 1868, 7.
5)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 August 1868, 6.
6)
Review: New-York Times, 19 August 1868, 4.

Brief, general remarks on series: “The Central Park Garden prospers hugely. Mr. Theodore Thomas has struck the happy medium. The music he supplies is both popular and good. As a natural consequence he commands an exceptionally good class of audience—good in quality and great in numbers. The fête nights (Tuesday and Saturday) are especially brilliant.”