Thomas Popular Garden Concert: 50th

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

Manager / Director:
J. [manager] Gosche

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

Price: $.35; $2.35 private boxes

Event Type:
Orchestral

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
7 December 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Jun 1869, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Prophete. Coronation march; Grand processional march; Krönungsmarsch; Crowning march
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
3)
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
5)
aka Fantasie on a theme from Petrella's Ione
Composer(s): Unknown composer
6)
aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Nicolai
7)
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Jules [cornet] Levy
8)
aka Autumn roses
Composer(s): Strauss
9)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
10)
aka Poet and peasant overture
Composer(s): Suppé
11)
aka Carnival of Venice
Composer(s): Paganini
Participants:  Jules [cornet] Levy
12)
Composer(s): Bousquet
13)
aka Thunder storm
Composer(s): Sekat

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 24 June 1869, 7.

“Theodore Thomas’ popular concerts at Central Park Garden are now in the spring tide of success. Hundreds flock nightly to this favorite resort, and messrs. Goshe & Schindler have their hands full of business. The programmes constantly change, and are culled from the works of the most eminent masters. Any one who wishes to enjoy a metropolitan peace jubilee, in which the music and all the arrangements are faultless, will do well to visit the Central Park Garden.” The mention of “Peace Jubilee” here relates to a multi-day festival of that title that took place in Boston in June 1869; it was widely advertised in the New York City papers.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 June 1869, 12.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 June 1869, 7.
4)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 24 June 1869, 4.

“Agreeable music, cool air, and the spectacle of a merry and comfortable crowd may be enjoyed nightly at the Central Park Garden.”