Central Park Garden Concert

Event Information

Central Park Garden

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50

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Record Information


Last Updated:
26 August 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Jun 1871, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka March; Fest march; Festmarsch; Grand march; Tannhauser. Freudig begrussen wir die edle Halle. Allegro
Composer(s): Wagner
aka King Stephen; King Steven; Konig Stephan
Composer(s): Beethoven
Composer(s): Unknown composer
aka Freischutz overture
Composer(s): Weber
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
aka Life let us cherish
Composer(s): Strauss
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Composer(s): Thomas
Composer(s): Gung'l
aka Enclume; Amboss
Composer(s): Parlow
aka Persischer Marsch; Persian march
Composer(s): Strauss


Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 June 1871, 2.

Includes program.

Announcement: New York Herald, 05 June 1871, 2.

“Last, not least, Theodore Thomas every night discourses sweet music of the choicest sort to listening thousands at Central Park Garden. There is much to be said about these admirable concerts, which, however, will not spoil by keeping til a more convenient season.”

Article: New-York Times, 05 June 1871, 5.

“As for the prosperity of the summer gardens, this increases day after day. Two of these delightful resorts are now flourishing. To the residents of the west side of the City, the locale of Mr. Thomas’ concerts appeals nightly. To those of the east side, the coolness of Terrace Garden beckons thrice weekly. Capital music can be enjoyed in both of these breezy spots, whether it be yielded at the dictate of Mr. Theodore Thomas or M. Louis George Jullien. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays are set apart for the entertainments gotten up by the latter gentleman. Mr. Thomas, as implied already, knows no rest. We are certain that the sanitary condition of the town would be bettered by a retreat of all theatrical managers to Europe during the heated term, by a consequent closing of all their establishments, and by the occupation of the field by Messrs. Thomas and Jullien, whose realms are spacious and healthful, and whose sway has already been beneficial to a community in which there is an abundance of musical sentiment, but a disproportionate share of culture and experience. These very skilled, ambitious and industrious musicians are already repaid for their labor, but its results will be best shown by the larger knowledge and the more refined taste of the opera and concert-hall audiences of the future.”