Barnum’s American Museum

Event Information

Venue(s):
Barnum's American Museum [JAN 1842-JUL 1865]

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Antonio Grossi

Price: $.25; .15 children under 10

Event Type:
Play With Music, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
24 September 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Jul 1864, All Day

Program Details

Orchestrion: 11 a.m., 1:30, 4:30 and 9:30 p.m.. Play, Ernestine and Clifford: 3 and 7:45 p.m.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Night owl; Muzulm
Composer(s): Ravel
Text Author: Ravel
3)
aka Freischutz overture
Composer(s): Weber
Participants:  Herr Krueger
4)
aka introduction
Composer(s): Bellini [composer]
Participants:  Herr Krueger
5)
Composer(s): Thalberg
Participants:  Herr Krueger
6)
aka Pelerins au bord du Rhin, Les
Participants:  Herr Krueger

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 July 1864.

2)
Article: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 July 1864.

Describes the orchestrion.  

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 July 1864, 7.

Program of works for the Orchestrion.  “On Saturday, July 16, will be exhibited, for the first time in America, a New Musical Instrument called L’Orchestrion, possessing the power and tone of a Full Orchestra, together with the capabilities of a Church Organ.”