John P. Cooke Concert: 1st in America

Event Information

Irving Hall

Joseph Noll
Theodore Eisfeld
George Frederick Bristow
John P. Cooke [cond.-comp.-vocal]
Clare William Beames

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 August 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Feb 1863, Evening

Program Details

Between the two parts of the concert, Mr. Couldock recited a poem entitled “Little Jim.”

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 05 February 1863, 2.
“Cooke, so long and so favorably known as musical director at Wallack’s, Niblo’s, and other of our principal theatres, will give his first concert in America.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 February 1863, 7.
Cooke is “formerly musical director of Burton’s, the Broadway and Wallack’s Theatres, and late of Niblo’s Garden.”
Announcement: New York Herald, 09 February 1863.
Gives Kempton as “Fanny Kempton” and Pattison as “J.N. Patterson.” The program “is as brilliant as any that has been announced this season. . . . The orchestra, which will be composed of the best instrumentalists in the city, will be under the alternate direction of Mr. Cooke and Messrs. Eisfeld, and Bristow. Between the two parts of the concert, Mr. Couldock will recite a poem entitled ‘Little Jim.’”
Announcement: New-York Times, 09 February 1863, 5.
“Mr. Cooke’s concert will be the best and cheapest (50 cents admission) ever given in Irving Hall.”
Announcement: New York Post, 09 February 1863.
“Cooke, a well-known orchestra leader, formerly of Niblo’s, Wallack’s and Burton’s.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 February 1863, 7.

Announcement: Dwight's Journal of Music, 14 February 1863, 364.
Says “J.N. Patterson.”