Thomas Popular Garden Concert

Event Information

Central Park Garden

Manager / Director:
J. [manager] Gosche

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.35; $2.35 private boxes

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
22 August 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Sep 1869, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Herrmann
aka Blue Danube
Composer(s): Strauss
Composer(s): Bousquet
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Composer(s): Auber
aka Burgersinn
Composer(s): Strauss
aka Ave Maria
Composer(s): Schubert
aka Poet and peasant overture
Composer(s): Suppé
Composer(s): Levy
Participants:  Jules [cornet] Levy
Composer(s): Offenbach


Announcement: New-York Times, 19 September 1869, 5.

Part of long paragraph announcing multiple forthcoming performances across the city. “...The list of places of amusement, it will be admitted, is an unusually long one for the time of year. We might add to it the Central Park Garden, the concerts at which, however, end during the coming week. Everybody will miss these entertainments, whereat so much good music has been interpreted by Mr. Thomas’ orchestra, and by Mr. Levy, whose popularity has compelled him, during the season, to perform instead of 150, no less than 600 solos. The series of concerts at the Garden terminates with the one given for his benefit, and if it is regarded as a good opportunity to testify an appreciation of Mr. Levy’s talent and services, it will also be looked upon as an unwelcome occurrence, marking, as it does, the close of a succession of most pleasant reunions.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 September 1869, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 20 September 1869, 7.

“With the ending of the present week the summer concerts at the Central Park Garden come to an end, ‘rude boreas’ doing the blowing thereafter instead of the musicians.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 September 1869, 12.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 20 September 1869, 4.

“CENTRAL PARK GARDEN. Mr. Theodore Thomas’s attractive concerts at this popular resort will be discontinued after the present week. Although the Autumn is advancing, and the evenings are rapidly becoming too cool for out-door enjoyments, this announcement will be received with regret by a large proportion of the amusement-seeking community. No enterprise has been more to the taste of the multitudes who have been compelled to seek their only Summer recreations within the town, and no entertainments have ever been conducted with more consistent good judgment and liberality. Their success has been fully equal to their merits, which is saying much. The season will close, we understand, with a benefit to Mr. Levy, the cornet player.”