Central Park Band Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Bowling Green

Conductor(s):
Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Event Type:
Band

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
27 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Aug 1869, 5:00 PM

Program Details

Dodworth was the probable conductor, although the conductor’s name is unlisted in the announcement. Attribution for the first work is listed as Thomas, but was probably Dodworth.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Park march, The; Central Park; Central Park music; Salutory park march; Salutary park march; Concert-Signal March; Proem
Composer(s): Dodworth
3)
Composer(s): Strauss
4)
aka Son and stranger overture
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
5)
aka Traumerei
Composer(s): Schumann
6)
aka Concerthaus
Composer(s): Bilse
7)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
9)
aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Nicolai
10)
aka Blue Danube
Composer(s): Strauss
11)
Composer(s): Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
12)
Composer(s): Strauss
13)
aka Torch dance, no. 1
Composer(s): Meyerbeer

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 10 August 1869, 2.

Includes programme.

2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 11 August 1869, 2.

“The deliciously cool weather with which we are now favored attracts thousands of people to the Central Park every afternoon, much to the pecuniary profit of the railroad companies, and to the benefit of the health of those who frequent this enchanting spot. It is doubted whether the visitors at the fashionable Summer resorts, who put up with the inconvenience of six by nine bedrooms, and weary themselves in genteel dissipation under pretense of recreating, experience half as much enjoyment as those who spend the heat of the day in Central Park, and return in the evening to their comfortable homes, refreshed and recuperated by the change of air and scenery.”