Humboldt Memorial and Statue Unveiling Festivities: Festival Banquet

Event Information

Liederkranz Hall

Carl Ansch├╝tz

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Record Information


Last Updated:
16 August 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Sep 1869, Evening

Program Details

An extension of the official ceremonies held earlier in the day in Central Park (see event entry of 09/14/69: Humboldt Memorial and Statue Unveiling Festivities).

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 September 1869, 12.
Review: New York Herald, 15 September 1869, 2.

“At the Liederkranz Hall, in East Fourth street, there was indeed a blaze of glory last evening. Across the front of the three buildings the name ‘Liederkranz’ alone in letters of fire, while a calcium light from the opposite side of the street rendered the surrounding as ‘light as day.’ An immense crowd assembled in front of the buildings, and, catching the sounds of the melody and the revelry as they were wafted through at the open windows, seemed to become infected with the spirit of the occasion, and with cheers upon cheers they rent the air… The banquet, of course, was what all the Liederkranz banquets are—superb… [Enumerates several addresses given.] …the festivities were closed with a musical treat by members of the Liederkranz.”

Review: New-York Times, 15 September 1869, 1.

“…Excellent music was furnished by Anschutz orchestra [sic].”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 September 1869, 1.

Extremely long review of all the day’s events