Jerome Hopkins Concert: 1st

Event Information

Apollo Hall

Manager / Director:
Charles Jerome Hopkins
O. N. Snow

Charles H. Dibble [organ]

Price: $1

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
3 January 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

First concert for the Orpheon Free Choral School Fund, fifth season.

O.N. Snow, manager
Charles Jerome Hopkins, musical director

Tickets are available at Schirmer’s Music Store, 701 Broadway, and at the door.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Chi mi dira; Porter song
Composer(s): Flotow
Participants:  Domenico Paolicchi
aka Love's request
Composer(s): Reichardt [composer]
Participants:  Eugénie de Lussan
aka Letzte Rose
Composer(s): Traditional
Text Author: Moore


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 12 October 1868, 2.
Announcement: New York Post, 14 October 1868, 2.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 October 1868.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 October 1868, 2.
Announcement: New York Sun, 16 October 1868, 1.

“Now that poor Maretzek has traveled into obscurity, we turn to Mr. Jerome Hopkins as the next brightest example of patience under adversity, perseverance in the face of obstacles, and pluck under every manner of rebuff…The concert promises to be a good one; its object assuredly is most excellent, tending to the cultivation of a correct taste for music in the people at large…and we sincerely hope that Mr. Hopkins may meet with the recognition and favor that his enterprise deserves.”

Review: New York Herald, 17 October 1868, 7.

“A concert in aid of the Orpheon Free Vocal and Choir Boy fund took place last evening under the direction of Mr. Jerome Hopkins. There was a numerous audience, who during the evening gave frequent tokens of their approbation at the manner in which the simple yet pleasing items of the programme were performed. Signor Paolicchi opened with the favorite baritone song from Martha, ‘Chi mi dira,’which he rendered with much effect. Mme. De Lussan sang ‘Love’s Request,’ and displayed considerable power and execution in her subsequent rendition of ‘The Mexican Nightingale.’ A few ancient Scotch songs, given with much spirit and sympathy by Mr. Griswold, were well received, nor did Mr. Prisson [Pirsson] fail to leave a favorable impression of his ability as a violinist by his excellent performance of ‘The Last Rose of Summer,’ which Flotow adroitly smuggled into his opera. A piano solo, entitled ‘The Mermaid’s Rhapsody,’ by Mr. Hopkins, brought the concert to a successful close.”