Thomas Sunday Concert: 22nd

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.75 reserved; $50

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Record Information


Last Updated:
6 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Apr 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Final concert of series. Schumman’s “Traumerei” given by request.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka King Stephen; King Steven; Konig Stephan
Composer(s): Beethoven
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Composer(s): Paganini
Participants:  Wenzel Kopta
aka Clochette
Composer(s): Paganini
Participants:  Wenzel Kopta
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
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
aka Traumerei
Composer(s): Schumann
Composer(s): Bassford
Participants:  Josey [soprano] Hoflé
aka Fantasia for violin "Otello"
Composer(s): Ernst
Participants:  Wenzel Kopta
aka Alla turca; Türkischer Marsch; Turkish March; Allegretto in A minor
Composer(s): Mozart


Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 24 April 1869, 9.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 24 April 1869, 4.

"Mr. Theodore Thomas’s admirable series of Sunday concerts will close for the season at Steinway Hall to-morrow night. They have been a real benefit to the community. Differing of course in merit, they have all, nevertheless, been good, and they have been the means of familiarizing us with many new and many half-forgotten works of genius, as well as frequently renewing our acquaintance with the standard compositions of the best masters. We shall miss Mr. Thomas’s weekly entertainments; but there is some consolation in knowing that he will soon resume his performances at the Central Park Garden. At this establishment the music is not so good as at the Hall; but being of a light and popular character, and accompanied moreover with the boon of beer, it always draws its hundreds of hearers.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 April 1869, 16.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 April 1869, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 26 April 1869, 4.

“The audience was unusually large last night, the finale of the Sunday concert season at this hall. Miss Hofle and Wenzel Kopta were the soloists, and received merited encores—the one for an aria from ‘A Night in Granada’ and the other for his artistic rendering of the adagio and rondo from Paganini’s second concerto. The orchestral selections comprised the ‘King Stephen’ overture, the conjuration scene from the ‘Huguenots,’ ‘Tell’ overture, Schumman’s ‘Traumerei’ and the ‘Turkish March’ by Mozart. Theodore Thomas’ orchestra transfer the scene of their labors next to Central Park Garden, where the popular concerts commence next month.”

Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 08 May 1869, 29.

Brief. “Mr. Theo. Thomas’s series of Sunday Concerts closed with the 22nd, last evening. These were some of the good things:                     

Overture, ‘King Stephen’ … Beethoven

Scherzo, Reformation Symphony … Mendelssohn

Träumerei … Schumann

Turkish March … Mozart

Mlle. Josey Hofle and Mr. Wenzel Kopta were the soloists.”