Thomas Sunday Concert: 16th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 January 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

The programs in the citations indicate simply a “cavatina” from Les Huguenots; Music in Gotham assumes it was “Dame noble et sage,” as Hoflé had recently performed it (see event entry of 03/10/69, W. K. Bassford and J. H. Poznanski Concert).

Music in Gotham assumes that Josey Hoflé sang “Voi che sapete,” “Dame noble et sage,” and “Je suis Titania” (she is listed as a performer in the citations but not in association with any particular work on the program).

It is unclear if the orchestra performed the entirety of Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus or simply the overture; the citations indicate the whole work, but this seems unlikely given the length of the program.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Beethoven
aka March from Wagner's Tannhäuser; Tannhäuser Marsch ; Tannhauser march; Stucke aus Tannhauser und Lohengrin. Einzug der Gaste auf der Wartburg
Composer(s): Liszt
Composer(s): Weber
aka Reminiscences of Rigoletto; Fantasia Rigoletto; Rigoletto fantasie
Composer(s): Liszt
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
aka Pagenlied; Page's song; Noble seigneurs, salut; Nobil signor
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Josey [soprano] Hoflé
aka Polonaise
Composer(s): Thomas
Participants:  Josey [soprano] Hoflé


Announcement: New York Post, 13 March 1869.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 March 1869, 3.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 March 1869, 9.

Includes program.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 March 1869, 7.

Includes program.

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 March 1869, 5.

“The noisy entrance of Tammany into the Sunday concert field apparently neither attracted nor repelled any of the patrons of Theodore Thomas night before last. Mr. August Arnold, the pianist, was well received on his second appearance, and Miss Josey Hoflé also met with favor. The scherzo from the ‘Reformation Symphony’ was encored.”

Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 27 March 1869, 6.

“At Mr. Thomas’s 16th Sunday Concert were performed:

   ‘Die Geschoepfe des Prometheus,’ op. 43…….Beethoven

   2 movements from ‘Departure’ Symphony……Haydn

   Overture, ‘Oberon’…..Von Weber

   Scherzo from ‘Reformation Symphony’…..Mendelssohn

Miss Josey Hofle and Mr. August Arnold (pianist) were the soloists. The former acquitted herself creditably, while the latter hardly equalled his performance at the 13th concert.”