Thomas Popular Musical Matinee: 8th

Event Information

Irving Hall

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50; $2 for family or season tickets

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 October 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Dec 1863, 1:00 PM

Program Details

The family or season tickets for $2 admitted one person six times or six people once.

First appearance this season of Abbott.

Auroraball-Polka and Faust selections by request; "La Campanella" encored; American premiere of Pattison's Concert Overture.

Pattison's encore was a "reverie, nocturne, idyll, or something that means nothing and expresses it fully."

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Marie Abbott
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
Composer(s): Strauss
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Marie Abbott
Composer(s): Pattison
aka Grand Potpourri
Composer(s): Gounod
aka Fantasia on Russian national hymn; Fantasia on Russian airs; Variations on a Russian national hymn
Composer(s): Pattison
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
Composer(s): Strauss
aka Bravour-Studien nach Paganini’s Capricen "La Campanella"
Composer(s): Liszt
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison


Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 December 1863, 9.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 December 1863, 1.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 December 1863, 9.

Review: New-York Times, 14 December 1863, 4.
“Mr. Theodore Thomas’s popular matinée on Saturday was again injured by the weather.  The damage, however, was only to the audience; not to the programme.  Mozart’s Symphony in E flat, with its piquant minuet, was charmingly rendered.  In the second part a concert overture, by Mr. J.N. Pattison, was performed.  It is an early work of this studious and painstaking young pianist.  Without any marked characteristic of style it displays an ingenious fancy, and a good knowledge of instrumental coloring.  The themes are of a popular character, and the whole work is light, graceful, and creditable to a composer, whose speciality is the piano.  Mr. Pattison played, with orchestra, Mendelssohn’s capriccio, in a very intelligent and satisfactory way; subsequently, as a solo, Liszt’s arrangement of Paganini’s difficult Campanella piece.  In the latter he was encored, and gave a reverie, nocturne, idyll, or something that means nothing and expresses it fully.  Mr. Theodore Thomas is entitled to the thanks of the community for continuing these entertainments.  They are thoroughly excellent, and if the weather were not always against him would be popular.”