Steck’s Conservatory Soirée Musicale

Event Information

Steck’s Music Hall

Manager / Director:
George Frederick Bristow
Charles [pianist] Heydtman

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 July 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Jan 1870, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performed by professors and pupils of the conservatory. Composer not give for “I think of thee;” probably Abt.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Like a well-spring in the desert; I think of thee
Composer(s): Abt
Text Author: Linley
aka Night in Venice, A
Composer(s): Arditi
aka Those bright black eyes
Composer(s): Kücken
Participants:  William J. [tenor] Hill


Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 January 1870, 2.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 26 January 1870, 7.
Review: New York Post, 27 January 1870, 2.

“The audience that assembled at Steck’s Music Hall last evening were very much pleased with the interesting programme furnished them by the professors and pupils of the Conservatory, who were assisted by the popular vocalist, Miss Jennie Bull. She was laboring under a severe cold, but, regardless of this, sang in good style the song, ‘I think of thee,’ and the duet with Mr. W. J. Hill, Una Notte a Venezia,’ which was encored. Mr. Hill was much admired for his singing of ‘Those bright black eyes,’ Mr. E. Hoffmann for his fine playing on the piano, and Mr. Alfred Hoffman for his skillful violin performance, were also cordially applauded. The concert was under the able directorship of Messrs. G. F. Bristow and Charles Heydtman.”