Grand Orchestral and Vocal Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Conductor(s):
Robert Goldbeck

Price: $1 (subscribers are entitled to choice of reserved seats; subscribers to four tickets are entitled to boxes)

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
15 November 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 May 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

75 person orchestra

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Idylle; Scene de Chasse
Composer(s): Goldbeck
Participants:  Sebastian Bach Mills
3)
Composer(s): Goldbeck
4)
aka Leonore overture, no. 3; Leonora overture, no. 3
Composer(s): Beethoven
5)
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Bertha Johannsen
6)
Composer(s): Schumann
Text Author: Rückert
Participants:  Bertha Johannsen
7)
Composer(s): Schuberth

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 May 1863, 7.
“Grand Orchestral and Vocal Concert.”
2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 11 May 1863, 4.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 11 May 1863, 7.
Price.
4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 May 1863, 7.
Bertha Johannsen.
5)
Announcement: Dwight's Journal of Music, 16 May 1863, 31.
Victoria “will be performed for the second time.”
6)
Announcement: New-York Times, 18 May 1863.
“[Victoria] was produced with success at Irving Hall a few weeks since [See March, 1863]. . . . Gen. Wool and Staff, who have promised to attend.”
7)
Announcement: New York Herald, 18 May 1863.

8)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 May 1863, 7.
Performers, times, prices.
9)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 18 May 1863.
“So enterprising a thing as a concert on such a scale, for the purpose of presenting in the only way it can now be heard, new American music—as our Societies are devoted to the distant and the dead—ought to meet with an adequately liberal response from the public.”
10)
Announcement: New York Post, 18 May 1863.
“[P]romises much enjoyment to those who take pleasure in hearing the performances of a large and well-balanced orchestra.  The original works of this young composer will then be heard to good advantage. . . . Holders of subscribers’ tickets can exchange them for secured seats.”
11)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 18 May 1863.
List of performers and prices.
12)
Announcement: New-York Times, 19 May 1863, 4.

13)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 May 1863, 7.
Time, program.  “And a powerful orchestra of seventy-five performers, under the direction of ROBERT GOLDBECK.”
14)
Announcement: New York Post, 19 May 1863, 2.
“Mr. Goldbeck’s concert . . . will be one of superior attractiveness.  It opens with his ‘Idylic’ and ‘Scene de Chasses,’ perhaps the most pleasing of his works, in which the piano will be played by Mr. Mills.  The main piece of the evening will be Goldbeck’s ‘Victoria’ Symphony for an orchestra of seventy-five performers.  Mr. Mills will play a fantasia by Liszt, and Mr. Theodore Thomas will give Schubert’s ‘Tarantelle’ for the violin.  Madame Johannsen sings two songs, and the orchestra will bring the concert to a close with the ‘Leonore’ overture No. 3 of Beethoven.”
15)
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 19 May 1863.

“M. Robert Goldbeck gives tonight at the Academy of Music a grand musical feast, whose main course will be the German symphony, Victoria.”

 

COMMENT: Victoria as a “German  symphony.”