Springtide Festival: 6th

Event Information

Academy of Music

Anthony, Jr. Reiff

Price: $1; $.50; boxes, $10, $15, $25

Record Information


Last Updated:
20 August 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Apr 1871, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Bassford
Composer(s): Verdi
Composer(s): Hopkins
Composer(s): Hopkins
aka Dearest name
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Cassie Renz
Composer(s): Hopkins


Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 March 1871, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 22 April 1871, 3.

Includes program.

Review: New York Herald, 26 April 1871, 3.

“Mr. Jerome Hopkins gave his annual Springtide festival last night before a rather large audience. He was assisted by Miss Cassie Renz, soprano; Mr. Albert Lawrence, baritone; Mlle. Zephyrine, pianist; a select body of Orchestra singers and a small orchestra. The programme, besides many classical works, contained works by Jerome Hopkins, Bassford and Anthony Reiff, Jr. The most interesting feature was the superb rendering of ‘Caro Nome,’ from ‘Rigoletto,’ by Miss Renz, in which she sang up to G sharp in alt (in head voice, of course), every note being clear and well defined. Her voice is of superior quality to the generality of American soprani, but its cultivation is of the most limited description. Mr. Hopkins deserves much credit for his energy and perseverance in making these deserving schools of the Orpheons a success.”

Review: New York Sun, 27 April 1871, 2.

“Mr. Jerome Hopkins’s concert for the benefit of his pet hobby, the Orpheon Free Schools, took place at the Academy of Music on Tuesday evening. It was largely attended, and in every way was a credit to this self-sacrificing and devoted enthusiast in the cause of music for the multitude. Besides several of his own compositions for orchestra, as well as choruses that showed him to be possessed of a decided if not thoroughly disciplined talent, his concert was made interesting by the admirable performance of Mr. Albert Lawrence, who sang with a breadth, fervor, evidence of method, and fine quality of voice that were worthy of every commendation. Miss Cassie Renz also contributed greatly to the pleasure of the evening, surprising her audience with a flight into what are commonly thought inaccessible regions of the scale.”