Grand Concert for the Benefit of the Widow of Lieut. Frank Boudinot

Event Information

Niblo's Concert Saloon

George Frederick Bristow

Price: $1

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Jun 1864, Evening

Program Details

Boudinot was formerly connected with the Academy of Music.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Sanderson
Participants:  Robert Heller


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 June 1864.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 June 1864, 7.

Announcement: New York Post, 08 June 1864, 2.

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 June 1864.

Announcement: New York Post, 15 June 1864, 2.
“Lieutenant Boudinot before the war was connected with the Academy of Music.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 15 June 1864, 4.
“An interesting concert will be given at this establishment to-night, in aid of a very meritorious object.  It is for the benefit of the widow of Lieut. Frank B. Boudinot—one of the brave fellows who met his death at the Battle of the Wilderness.  Lieut. Boudinot was formerly connected with the Academy of Music, but became a volunteer in the cause of his adopted country.  Mrs. Boudinot, too, has done good service in the hospitals of the army and was acting as nurse when the news of her husband’s misfortune came to her.  These circumstances are surely worthy of remembrance, and will contribute we hope, to the attendance to-night.”
Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 June 1864, 78.
Heller will perform “a grand fantasia on the piano forte from Semiramide.”
Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 09 July 1864, 272.
“The month of June in the metropolis has been almost totally devoid of musical demonstrations.  Only two concerts of any importance have been given—one at the Academy of Music on the evening of the 14th, and another at Niblo’s Saloon on the following night. . . .[A]t the latter, tendered as a benefit to the widow of Lieutenant Boudinot, . . . Madame de Lussan, Morensi the contralto, Morelli the baritone and other artists volunteered their services.”