Mr. J. N. Pattison Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Conductor(s):
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $1; $.50 family circle

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
24 October 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Mar 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Grand concerto
Composer(s): Henselt
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
4)
Composer(s): Pattison
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
5)
aka Favorita; Favoured one; Spirito gentil
Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Guglielmo Lotti
6)
Composer(s): Chopin
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
7)
Composer(s): Meyer
Participants:  John Nelson Pattison
8)
Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Lisa Harris
9)
aka Lucy of Lammermoor; Lucia di Lammermoor, opening cavatina
Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Lisa Harris
10)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Guglielmo Lotti;  Lisa Harris
11)
Composer(s): Verdi
Participants:  Sherwood C. Campbell
12)
Composer(s): Wallace
Participants:  Sherwood C. Campbell
13)
aka Grand Potpourri
Composer(s): Gounod
14)
aka Masaniello; Mute Girl of Portici; Stumme von Portici
Composer(s): Auber
15)
Composer(s): Weber
Participants:  Orchestra, unidentified

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 03 February 1864.
Announces testimonial concert to J. N. Pattison to be held on 03/12/64.
2)
Announcement: New York Post, 07 March 1864.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 March 1864, 7.
“Pattison begs to state that on this occasion he will perform, for the second time in this country, Adolphe Henselt’s grand Concerto in F minor.”
4)
Announcement: New York Herald, 11 March 1864.

5)
Announcement: New York Post, 11 March 1864, 2.
Performers.
6)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 March 1864.

7)
Announcement: New York Post, 14 March 1864, 2.

8)
Announcement: New-York Times, 14 March 1864, 4.
“[A]ssisted by the young prima donna, Miss Lisa Harris. . . . [T]he programme is both attractive and popular in its character.”
9)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 March 1864, 7.
Time, price, performers.
10)
Announcement: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 14 March 1864.

11)
Review: New York Post, 15 March 1864, 2.

“Mr. Pattison’s concert at the Academy of Music last night was a success to all concerned. The pianist played admirably the concerto by Henselt, with orchestral accompaniments, his ‘Martha’ Fantasia, an Etude by Chopin and a quaint ‘Cricket Polka’ by De Meyer. He was rewarded with applause and encores. Miss Harris sang with exquisite purity of tone and facility of execution the Luce di quest anima from ‘Linda’ and the opening cavatina from ‘Lucia,’ besides taking part in a duet with Lotti. Seldom has so young a lady won so warm a popularity in as short a time as Miss Harris, and her performance of last night realized every anticipation. S. C. Campbell sang admirably the Ernani in felice, and still better, on the encore, Wallace’s ‘In happy moments.’ Amodio did not appear to advantage, but the orchestra did in the overtures to ‘Masaniello’ and ‘Oberon,’ and in a selection from ‘Faust.’ Mr. Pattison announces a third concert at Irving Hall on the 16th of April.”

12)
Review: New-York Times, 21 March 1864, 4.

“Mr. Pattison’s concert on Monday last, at the Academy of Music, attracted a good audience to that over-large place for such an entertainment. The principal piano-forte pieces were the same as at Mr. Pattison’s first concert, at Irving Hall, and received the best of treatment, as on that occasion. Miss Harris created a furore in a couple of pieces, and Signor Lotti rendered ‘Spirito Gentil’ with exquisite taste.”

13)
Review: Musical Review and World, 26 March 1864, 104.

Brief. “Pattison’s Second Concert took place at the Academy of Music before a tolerably good house. He repeated his ‘Fantaisie on Martha,’ and the concerto by Henselt. He was assisted by Miss Harris and Messrs. Campbell and Amodio. Theodore Thomas conducted the orchestra.”
 

14)
Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 02 April 1864, 216.

“Mr. J.N. Pattison, the pianist, who returned during the year past from Germany, has given another concert, and with more success than before. He played a Prelude and Fugue by Bach; and a Concerto in F minor, with orchestra, by Henselt, of which the Evening Post says:

            ‘A work which is a great favorite of Liszt’s. In his performance of this elaborate work Mr. Pattison has gone a great way towards the very first ranka s a pianist, and may be heartily congratulated on his eminent success. In execution and sentiment this pianoforte performance was in every way admirable, and quite eclipsed the lighter composition—the fantasia from ‘Martha’—also on the programme.’”