Performance Date(s) and Time(s)
18 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
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
aka Introduction and chorus to Lohengrin
Elegie sur La Favorite de Donizetti
aka Two grenadiers
aka Etoile du nord, L', overture
aka Jota aragonesa
Composer(s): Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
Mute Girl of Portici;
Stumme von Portici
aka Ernesto's serenade;
Night is calm
aka nocturne ;
Composer(s): Unknown composer
aka First flirtation;
aka Prophete. Coronation march;
Grand processional march;
March of victory;
Friedrich Carl Siegesmarsch;
Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung
, 15 August 1868, 1.
Advertisement: New York Herald
, 18 August 1868.
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.
Advertisement: New-York Times
, 18 August 1868, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 18 August 1868, 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.”