CANCELED EVENT: Beethoven Centennial Festival: Concert: 12th

Event Information

American Institute Coliseum

Patrick S. Gilmore
Carl Zerrahn

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Band, Choral, Orchestral

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 November 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Jun 1870, Evening

Program Details

This concert was not originally announced as part of the festival; it is unclear who decided to add it or when.

For general press and reviews about the festival, see separate event entries of June 13, 1870. See also separate event entries between June 1, 1870 and June 17, 1870 for rehearsals (fourteen in total).

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 June 1870, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 18 June 1870, 4.

“To-morrow night there will be a popular Sunday evening concert, with which the festival will close.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 19 June 1870, 7.


The Sunday concert which had been announced for this evening will not be given, owing to the departure of Gilmore’s famous band for Boston at the termination of the concert last evening.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 19 June 1870, 9.

“It was announced yesterday afternoon that a supplementary concert would be given tonight; but late in the evening we received a telegram from the agent at the ‘Coliseum’ stating that ‘owing to the departure of Gilmore’s Band for Boston the Sunday concert will not be given as announced.’”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 20 June 1870, 5.

“The proposed Sunday concert was abandoned altogether. Bergmann, Zerrahn, and Maretzek all withdrew before the last day, and at the close, to quote the language used on another occasion by Mr. James Fisk, jr. [sic], ‘it was every man drag out his own corpse.”