Central Park Band Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Mall

Conductor(s):
Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Price: Free

Event Type:
Band

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
3 February 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Oct 1863, Afternoon

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Park march, The; Central Park; Central Park music; Salutory park march; Salutary park march; Concert-Signal March; Proem
Composer(s): Dodworth
3)
Composer(s): Reissiger
4)
Composer(s): Donizetti
5)
Composer(s): Adam
7)
aka St. Paul
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
8)
aka Jubel overture; Jubilee
Composer(s): Weber
9)
aka Skaters' mazurka
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
10)
aka Athalia; Athalie. War march; Athalie. Presto march
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
11)
aka Vox populi medley; Vox populi promenade
Composer(s): Downing
12)
Composer(s): Laurent
13)
aka Siege march; Siege promenade; Siege quick step
Composer(s): Downing
14)
Composer(s): Wels

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 17 October 1863.

Program.

2)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 17 October 1863.

3)
Review: New York Herald, 18 October 1863, 1.

“The attendance at the nineteenth Park concert, which took place yesterday afternoon, was greater than on any previous occasion this season. The pedestrians numbered over forty thousand, and [illeg] seven thousand carriages passed along the Drive. Much better order was maintained yesterday by the drivers of the handsome equipages than has heretofore been the case, and instead of the usual blocking up of the road, followed by quarrels and noise, everything went on as ‘merry as a marriage bell’ and in good order. If a vehicle was intended to be stopped, the driver did not pull up his horses in the middle of the Drive and stop every one else, but went quietly to the designated stopping places, which are certainly plentifully enough distributed about the grounds. The vehicles that moved at a walking pace kept near the edge of the Drive, leaving the centre thereof clear for carriages travelling the allowed ‘seven miles an hour.’ In fact, the occupants of vehicles, calling themselves ladies and gentlemen, for once ‘behaved as such,’ to the great enjoyment and pleasure of their neighbors.”

4)
Article: New-York Times, 30 October 1863, 2.

“The Central Park Music—The Commissioners of the Central Park announce that the musical entertainments which have been given weekly on the Park during the past season, are discontinued in consequence of the cool weather.”