Miss Mina Geary’s First Ballad Concert

Event Information

Irving Hall

James Gaspard Maeder [cond.-comp.]

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
5 April 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Apr 1864, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 April 1864.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 April 1864, 7.
“THIS EVENING, (Monday) April 18.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 18 April 1864, 4.
“The lady [Mina Geary] will be remembered as a very promising member of the unfortunate Vestvali English Opera troupe.”
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 18 April 1864.

Review: Musical Review and World, 23 April 1864, 135.
Says the concert was held on Tuesday the 19th, but the Concert in Aid of Poland was held that evening.  “Miss Mina Geary’s ‘Ballad Concert’ took place at Irving Hall, last Tuesday.  Mrs. J.E. Thomas and Messrs. Gustavus Geary, J.R. Thomas, David Small, George Washburne Morgan assisted.  This concert stepped in so far a little out of the common track of similar concerts, as it introduced a player on the ‘Wood and Straw Piano,’ and one on the Guitar.  We wonder why our pianists do no imitate the example of the former, for their performances often make us think that they are done on a ‘Wood and Straw Piano.”