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 ten

Event Type:
Play With Music, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
24 September 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Jul 1864, All Day

Program Details

Pantomime at 11 am, 3 pm and 7:45 pm. L’Orchestrion at 11 am, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

Performers include Orchestrion.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Night owl; Muzulm
Composer(s): Ravel
Text Author: Ravel
3)
aka Brilliant dances
Participants:  Mlle. Ernestine
4)
aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  J. H. Clifford
5)
Participants:  J. H. Clifford
6)
aka Freischutz overture
Composer(s): Weber
Participants:  Herr Krueger
7)
aka introduction
Composer(s): Bellini
Participants:  Herr Krueger
8)
Composer(s): Thalberg
Participants:  Herr Krueger
9)
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
Participants:  Herr Krueger
10)
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Participants:  Herr Krueger
11)
aka Pelerins au bord du Rhin, Les
Participants:  Herr Krueger

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 17 July 1864, 2.

“Barnum announces . . . the Ravel pantomime of Mazulm [sic] [and] the performances of the new musical instrument—the Orchestrion.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 July 1864.

3)
Announcement: New-York Times, 18 July 1864, 4.

4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 July 1864, 7.

Includes program for L’Orchestrion.  “Second Week of the Gorgeous Pantomime. . . . [Denier, Fox, Davenport and Louise] will appear together with the attractive Corps De Ballet, under the direction of Mons. Grosse, late Maitre Du Ballet of the Ravel Troupe.  The graceful and elegant Mlle. Ernestine, in her Beautiful Dances.  Mr. J.H. Clifford, Ethiopian Comedian, in his favorite Songs and Jig Dances. . . . New Musical Instrument, L’Orchestrion, possessing the power and tone of Full Orchestra, together with the capabilities of adaptation as a Church Organ.”