Central Park Garden
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
20 January 2019
“Three concerts will be given at Central Park Garden this week: to-night, Wednesday night and Friday night. This evening the dance music of Strauss will constitute the main feature of the programme. On Wednesday night Handel’s works will be performed, and on Friday evening Liszt’s compositions will have the place of honor. To-morrow night Mr. Thomas will transfer his orchestra to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Madame Lagrange will sing for the first time this season.”
Brief; notes that it is “Liszt Night” and provides the Liszt pieces on the program.
“The N.Y. Citizen has an erudite musical editor. In a recent issue of that journal I find the following paragraph having reference to Theo. Thomas and his concerts at Central Park Garden: ‘Mr. Thomas has given us a “Handel night” and a “Liszt night,” why will he not give us a “Chopin night”?’ The writer would scarcely have stultified himself in this way if he had been aware of the fact that (with the exception of the concertos, &c.) Chopin wrote no orchestral music. Verily the Citizen man is a brilliant critic.”