Thomas Sunday Concerts: 7th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50, .75 reserved seats

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 April 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Jan 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Miss Sherk recited Walter Scott’s “Marmion” and “The Maniac,” by an unidentified poet.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Grande fantaisie dramatique sur les themes de Faust
Composer(s): Pattison
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
aka Feu follet; Etudes de genre. No. 6
Composer(s): Prudent
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
Composer(s): Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
aka Jota aragonesa; Jota aragonese
Composer(s): Glinka
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Nicolai
Composer(s): Scholz
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
aka Konig Manfred overture, act 5
Composer(s): Reinecke


Advertisement: New-York Times, 09 January 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 January 1869, 12.
Includes program.
Review: New York Herald, 11 January 1869, 5.

“More crowded, if possible, than any Sunday concert that has preceded it this season, that given at Steinway Hall last evening was a decided success, proving unmistakably that such popular entertainments are appreciated as they deserve. The orchestration throughout was admirable, the selections being as usual of a very high standard.  Miss Theresa Sherk made her second appearance. Her rendition of Scott’s ‘Marmion’ was very favorably reeived, while the manner in which she recited the ‘Maniac’ was even more effective. Miss Sherk certainly possesses much histrionic power and has evidenced a careful study and finish in every piece she has already given. But perhaps one of the very best features of the concert was the grand fantaisie for the pianoforte from ‘Faust,’ arranged and played by Mr. J. N. Pattison. That gentleman is a pianist of rare ability, for while his execution is wonderfully clear and brilliant his touch is exquisite, being powerful yet full of tender feeling and sympathy. This was more particularly demonstrated in his interpretation of Prudent’s ‘Feu Follet,’ a sweet though difficult composition.  The style in which Mr. Pattison acquitted himself won the earnest appreciation of his hearers. The scène de ballet from the ‘Prophet’ by the orchestra, which was under the direction of Theodore Thomas, brought an agreeable concert to a close.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 11 January 1869, 5.