Thomas Popular Garden Concert: 8th

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
4 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 May 1869, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Take care!
Composer(s): Gung'l
3)
Composer(s): Levy
4)
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell
Composer(s): Unknown composer
5)
aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Nicolai [composer]
7)
Composer(s): Auber
8)
aka Schwer und Waffenweihe; Schwur und Waffenweihe; Schwur und Schwerterweihe; Gebet und Waffenweihe; Prayer and Presentation of Weapons; Consecration of the swords; Benediction of the daggers
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Text Author: Scribe, Deschamps
9)
aka Variations burlesques; Cara mia mamma; Carnival of Venice
Composer(s): Ernst
10)
Composer(s): Frewin
11)
Composer(s): Verdi
12)
aka Valse-comique on the most popular songs ; Festival waltz on popular airs; Erinnerung an Covent-Garden; Waltz nach englischen Volksmelodien; Waltz on popular English airs
Composer(s): Strauss

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 May 1869, 9.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 May 1869, 7.
3)
Announcement: New York Herald, 19 May 1869, 7.

“Central Park Garden, ever since the opening of the concert season under Theodore Thomas, has been crowded every night. The arrangements for the summer are on the largest and most brilliant scale, and the orchestra has increased in numbers and artistic merit. A new hall will be added to the establishment in a few days, thereby giving accommodations for 2,000 more people. There is nothing else in America that can compare in extent, brilliancy, variety and art, as a summer garden, with this handsome retreat at the Park.”